The Serbian collapses in the final losing the fourth Grand Slam of 2021, the Russian practically perfect: 3-0 (6-4, 6-4, 6-4)
The dream of Nole Djokovic goes off in the final of Us Open: no Grand Slam for the Serbian, which takes a beating from Daniil Medvedev, practically perfect in the two hours and 17 ‘of the game. Ends 3-0 (6-4, 6-4, 6-4) for the Russian at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, where Djokovic misses the fourth Grand Slam of 2021 which would have allowed him to become the third player in history to win them all in the same year solar.
Djokovic, number 1 in the world and 20 Slams won so far (like Federer and Nadal), therefore follows the fate of Crawford (1933) and Hoad (1956) who had stopped after three Slams while Medvedev, number 2 in the world, wins his first major in career. Double business for the Russian, since he had to “play” even against the public, who often and gladly booed on the occasion of his first balls: New York wanted to see Djokovic’s great feat.
Much of the final was played on deadly service of Medvedev and errors, especially under the net, of Serbian. Halfway through the second set, Nole’s nerves also began to break down until the end of the game, when it seemed almost in tears at the last change of court. Tears instead came out of the Russian’s eyes after the blow of victory while Djokovic (very sporty in embracing his rival) remained silent, almost petrified, in accepting the end of the great dream, until the applause of New York they snatched a smile from him to break his red eyes with disappointment.