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Tampa Bay. Washington DC. The final weekend of the US Open is upon us and storylines have not been hard to come by so far. The women's final features two teenagers while Novak Djokovic tries to complete the calendar Grand Slam by winning the fourth and final major of the year after already winning the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon. On Saturday, year-old British sensation and qualifier Emma Raducanu beat Canadian year-old Leylah Fernandez to win her very first grand slam title it's just her second appearance in a major.
She hung on in a dogfight of a first set to win and finished her off in straight sets with a win. She's only the second woman to reach a final after fewer than three Slam appearances. We discussed the state of the women's game in our preview piece several weeks ago be easy on us if you spot our semifinals predictions as they're woefully off.
The women's game has been a complete toss-up at every major tournament this season and at least far as a national audience goes, Athletic male looking for fun seen several new faces in the quarters and semis [Osaka, Krejcikova and Barty were your slam winners this year]. The narrative in women's tennis is that it's wide open and your US Open finalists prove that in spades. After an eerie tournament that saw just people it attendance to watch Naomi Osaka claim the title over Victoria Azarenka, this was something very special. The top-ranked Djokovic defeated No.
Zverev beat Djokovic at the Tokyo Olympics en route to a gold medal triumph so this was a bit of payback for the Serbian. Djokovic dropped the first set, but won, There were multiple rallies of over 30 shots and one of 53, the most in the entire tournament. That particular rally took one minute and 45 seconds.
In the first semifinal, No. Daniil Medvedev, essentially a favorite, shocked the world with awin over Novak Djokovic, ending Djoker's chance at the calendar slam.
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Medvedev won the match with overpowering serves, a vastly superior mental game and a swift attack while he served. He won the match from the very first point. The match took just over two hours, which is rare for a five-setter. Medvedev captures his first-ever major title and he plays spoiler on Djokovic's chance at the Grand Slam.
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A new era seems to be upon us on both the men's and women's side. Thank you Emma Raducanu for being both relatable and completely otherworldly Charlie Eccleshare. Kavitha Davidson on three rollercoaster decades of American men's tennis. Teens Leylah Fernandez and Emma Raducanu to meet in women's final. Naomi Osaka taking a break after crashing out at Flushing Meadows. US Open to require vaccination for attendees. Shelby Rogers upsets no. Serena Williams withdraws due to injury.
Roger Federer withdraws after knee surgery. The subplot of Djokovic failing to win the Grand Slam is that he also failed to surpass Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal's total slam titles.
They're all stuck at It certainly seems that Djokovic is the most likely to win one next, Athletic male looking for fun after he beat Nadal in the final at Roland Garros, a place Nadal has essentially been crowned king of the clay monarchy. It feels very much okay then, in this "new era" of men's tennis that the three of them would end up with 20 slams each for their career. We're a long ways off from that -- Djokovic is 34 and still mostly at the top of his game. How ironic though that Djokovic finally got the love and affection from the fans that he has so desperately wanted his entire career, and it only came during the most painful loss of his life.
A loss that in theory could keep him on even ground with two other members of The Big Three. On even ground. Not better. Not worse. Another irony: aside from that win over Nadal during the French Open final earlier this year, I'm not sure we'll remember any Djokovic performance more than the one he put on tonight. Of course I'm referring to his performance on the podium after he lost and to a lesser degree, the tears he shed in between games during that final set, into his towel, as he realized it was all over.
He opened up his heart, exposed his vulnerability to the crowd and earned the one thing he never could achieve by winning so consistently. That's Jagged Little Pill levels of irony, folks. An incredible fortnight in New York is in the books. USOpen pic. BUT these two weeks have felt like 12 weeks and i am now gonna celebrate with a pound of pasta and a bottle of wine. Novak started talking about his family, kids: I have different priorities when you look at life as a whole. I want to spend more time with the kids, I have promised myself that My absence hurts me a lot tearing up I am sorry gets up and leaves.
It was quite a tournament, one that brought no Grand Slam to Djokovic but plenty of joy all around. Tonight at the USOpenwe saw the emotional power that lies at the heart of tennis, and bonds us as players and fans.
Novak Djokovic has wanted that bond his entire career. At 34, after his toughest loss, the world No. He has so much to celebrate and the man deserves it.
It's sad to think we have to wait until February before we get another title celebration like this one but at least it's in Australia, the world's capital of fun. Med gonna turn up tonight?
Daniil Medvedev--naturally--was in a great mood during his press conference. What a way to celebrate an anniversary. What a performance! Congrats on your first Grand Slam title DaniilMedwed! Simply stunning Daniil Medvedev, you stopped one of the greatest tonight. To win your first Grand Slam title is always special, to do it against a champion like Novak Djokovic is something else. Take heart Novak, the quest continues.