Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev meet in the U.S. Open men’s final on Sunday in a rematch of the 2021 final, again with history at stake.
Djokovic, one shy of Margaret Court’s record 24 Grand Slam singles titles, swept American Ben Shelton in the semifinals to reach a record-extending 36th major final.
Medvedev took out top seed and defending champion Carlos Alcaraz in the later semifinal, denying a second consecutive Djokovic-Alcaraz major final after their five-set Wimbledon epic.
In 2021, Medvedev denied Djokovic’s bid to win all four majors in one year in the U.S. Open final.
This time, he can at least delay Djokovic’s bid to tie Court’s record. Djokovic, at 36, can also become the oldest U.S. Open singles champion in the Open Era (since 1968). He’s already the oldest French Open champion in history.
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2023 U.S. Open Men’s Singles Draw