/ 12 September 2023

Djokovic matches Margaret

Image source: AAP
Image source: AAP

Novak Djokovic has made it to a record-levelling 24 Grand Slam title wins with a 3-set dismantling of Daniil Medvedev in the US Open final. Not that it was easy… Medvedev pushed his 36yo opponent around the baseline and took the second set to a tie-breaker, coming within a point of taking the set. But Djokovic didn’t flinch, ending the match 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-3 and a huge grin on his face as he held up his fourth US Open trophy. The win means that he’s now won 3 of the 4 Grand Slam events this year – the only one he’s lost was to Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz at Wimbledon. “It means the world to me,” Djokovic said after his win that landed him the same number of Grand Slam tournament trophies as Australia’s Margaret Court. Earlier in the week, he was asked when he might consider retiring – he’ll start thinking about it if he was getting his “a** kicked by young guys in the Grand Slams”. After yesterday’s win, that is not going to be anytime soon…

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