At this year’s US Open, Novak Djokovic has once again set the gold standard in the tennis world.
Securing his 24th Grand Slam title, the Serbian has now levelled with the legendary Australian tennis player Margaret Smith Court. While Serena Williams has come close on several occasions to matching the Australian great’s record, it is Djokovic who has achieved this monumental feat.
Gotta catch 'em all. 🏆 pic.twitter.com/A0YdcnpwCS— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 10, 2023
In a thrilling final at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, Djokovic demonstrated his prowess by overcoming Russian, Daniil Medvedev, with a scoreline of 6:3, 7:6 (7:5), 6:3.
Interestingly, just two years prior at the same venue, Djokovic suffered a bitter defeat at the hands of Medvedev. However, this time around, he exhibited sheer dominance on the court.
This marks Djokovic’s tenth US Open final and his fourth title win. With this victory, he has ascended back to the top of the ATP rankings.
At 36 years of age, Djokovic has become the oldest tennis player to clinch the US Open title in the Open Era, surpassing Ken Rosewall’s record from 1970.