26 matches have been won, one match is left to be won. That could be the final of the US Open today. The match that Novak Djokovic is taking as the ‘last match’ of his career.
Djokovic advanced to the final of the US Open after defeating Alexander Zverev of Germany in a thrilling five-set fight. He has previously won the first three Grand Slams of the year. He has won 21 matches in these three Grand Slams, and the number is 28 until the semifinals of the US Open. Djokovic will become history if he wins another match today. He will be the first male player in 52 years to win a calendar grand slam, meaning he will win all the grand slams in one season. Apart from Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, there is also the possibility of winning the highest Grand Slam.
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The last such achievement was made by Rod Laver in 1989. The 63-year-old legend sat in the gallery the night before and watched Djokovic go a step further in history. Djokovic, who started the match after losing the first set, seemed to take revenge by losing the day before yesterday. The German star’s dream of winning the Golden Slam was shattered a month and a half ago when he lost to the semifinals of the Tokyo Olympics!
Asked if he was happy with the revenge, Djokovic said, “Why be happy! The work is not over yet. I know everyone wants to talk about history. But I want to do what works for me. ‘He reminded me that his opponent in the final, Daniel Medvedev, is no less strong.’ I’m going to face a player who has a great rhythm. ‘
No matter what the rhythm of Medvedev, Djokovic has come with a jaw-dropping bet to win this year’s US Open final. It was clear in his words after winning the semi-final, “I am taking this match as the last match of my career. It will probably be the most important match of my career. Maybe not again. But this is definitely the most important match for me this year. ‘
Emma Radukanu from Britain has a great ending to the fairy tale. She became the queen of the US Open and took the crown herself. In the final, he defeated Canada’s Leila Fernandez 6-4, 6-3 to prove his superiority in the two-match series.
Not only has Radukanu won the US Open for the first time, he is also the first Grand Slam qualifier to win the title. The information is incomplete, Radukanu is the first qualifier to win any Grand Slam title. After a long time, Radukanu woke up as a British women’s tennis player. Virginia Wade won the last Grand Slam title (Wimbledon) before Radukanu as a British female tennis player, about 44 years ago, in 1986.
This is the first time since 1999 that two unseeded tennis players have faced each other in a women’s title fight at the US Open. Both are eighteen. That’s how 22 years ago today, in the final of the US Open, two ‘unseen’ faced – Serena Williams and Martina Hingis. Serenai laughed the last smile. Everyone knows that the two ‘unselected’ later became big stars in tennis. This time, the final between Radukanu and Leila Fernandez was also seen as a ‘new appeal’ in the tennis circuit.