Russia’s Daniil Medvedev won his first Grand Slam title by shattering Novak Djokovic’s hopes of completing a calendar sweep of the majors in a one-sided US Open final.
Second seed Medvedev, 25, lost his two previous Grand Slam finals but was composed throughout a 6-4 6-4 6-4 win.
The Russian played smartly and confidently, drawing the errors out of his opponent with strong serving, dominating Djokovic from the baseline and finishing points with precise winners.
The Russian had lost against Djokovic in the Australian open early in the year.
World number one Djokovic had already won the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon titles this year. The 34-year-old Serb was also chasing a record 21st Grand Slam men’s title.
Djokovic was bidding to become just the sixth player to win a calendar Slam and the first man to do it since Rod Laver in 1969.
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