Serbian professional tennis player, Novak Djokovic, has defeated Daniil Medvedev, to win his fourth US Open title at the 2023 men’s final and a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title on Sunday,10th September 2023, inside the Arthur Ashe Stadium, two years after suffering a stunning upset to Medvedev in the final.

Novak Djokovic, 2023 US Open Champion

The 36-year-old Serbian won his first US Open title in five years when he saw off Medvedev after he earned a grueling 104-minute second set, in which he saved a set point second and coasted home to straight sets victory, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3.

Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev after the match

Reacting to his victory, Djokovic said he never dreamt that he would win 24 grand slam titles at the US Open.

To make history of this sport is just something truly remarkable and special,” Djokovic said during the trophy ceremony. “Obviously in every in every possible way, in every possible meaning of the word special. It’s hard to describe in words. I had the childhood dream when I was seven, eight. I wanted to become the best player in the world and win the Wimbledon trophy. That was the only thing I wanted.

But then when I realised that, obviously I started to dream new dreams and set new objectives, new goals. I never imagined that I would be here standing with you talking about 24 Slams.

Novak Djokovic, 24-time, Grand Slam winner

With the victory, Djokovic ties Margaret Court’s record 24 Grand Slam haul and is Djokovic’s fourth in 10 US Open finals.

Djokovic now has 3 grand slam titles in 2023, as he won the Australian and French Open.

The 36-year-old Serb becomes the oldest US Open men’s winner in the open era and the first to win three Grand Slam events in a season for the fourth time.

Story : Ihuoma Ukeje