EM – US Open Men’s Final live: Novak Djokovic versus Daniil Medvedev

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US Open Live: Follow the live score and updates of the men’s singles final between Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev at Flushing Meadows in New York.

Novak Djokovic meets Daniil Medvedev in the US Open final. AP

GAME, FIRST SET DANIIL MEDVEDEV! Medvedev wins the opening set 6: 4 in 36 minutes. Djokovic drops the first set for a fifth match in a row. Medvedev is 15/15 on first serve

✳️ Hoping to become the ninth US Open men’s singles champion in the last 14 years

Novak Djokovic is playing in the US Open final for the ninth time and has never had more at stake.

The best placed player will complete a Grand Slam in the calendar year and win the 21st major men’s title with a victory over number 2 seeded Daniil Medvedev.

Djokovic defeated Medvedev in the final the Australian Open, then won the French Open and Wimbledon. He is trying to become the first man to win all four Grand Slams in the same year since Rod Laver in 1969.

If he does, Djokovic will break for most of the major men’s titles with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Djokovic is 3-5 in the US Open final. His nine appearances are most in the professional era, dated to 1968.

Medvedev is trying to win his first Grand Slam title after losing to Nadal in the 2019 US Open final.

Medvedev fights and holds himself in this game when Djokovic makes a 10th backhand error of the set and the Russian extends the point. Djokovic rises to 30-30 and Medvedev’s attempted praise goes long. The Serb ends the game with a comfortable smash.

Daniil is dancing across the yard. A cross-court forehand, then down the line and then up for the winner. He crosses and makes it 40-0. And then holds after some exceptional tennis from behind. Sensational backhand pickup to take back the attack on Djokovic and hold it with a forehand winner

Bad tennis from Djokovic continues. He makes several mistakes and misses shots that he could take while he was sleeping. Some routine basic strokes go wide or on the net and it’s 0-30. Take it to 15-30 with a serve and volley. 30-30 now after Daniil missed an easy shot. Looks surprised he missed that shot. Djokovic brings the game point with a serve on the T and the return goes long. The same way again and you are back on the net. Djokovic holds

A 23-shot rally makes it 30-0 for Medeve on serve. Finding the absolute corner of the course, the last inch of the baseline for a forehand winner. Gets hold after Djokovic’s volley goes out

Djokovic misses another routine backhand slice and brings two breakpoints. Save you one big markup and the return will be a long one. BREAK! On the second, the volley approach is not good enough, and neither is the volley. Brings volley down but club head is pointing up and the ball goes long

27 shots rally at a crucial point of 30-30. Both players attack and defend in this exchange. But it is Djokovic who is wrong in the end because his forehand is long. Off to a duel as Medvedev missed a backhand. Another loose backhand brings the breakpoint. The crowd is loud and cheering and urges Djokovic to take a break. On the second serve, the game is interrupted and Djokovic is angry! When repeating the point, he has to deal with another second serve and loses the point because the drop volley does not pass. Almost hits the ball into the ball girl before stopping itself. A moment later he has another breakpoint chance and this time Medvedev finds the corner very brave with precision. With two, Djokovic doesn’t get the return back and keeps hitting his racket in frustration. Unsurprisingly, he’s received a warning for racket abuse. Medvedev stops! That was very tough for the Russian

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Not everything is going well for Novak Djokovic according to plan. Daniil Medvedev isn’t asked to produce sensational tennis in order to stay ahead. Djokovic misses a forehand and goes to the towel to take a moment to collect himself. Expected, looks scared, nervous. Sees Medvedev’s forehand to land on the tram line to bring the game to 30-30. Medvedev swings in the forehand, charging a 91 mph winner to go down the line. Breakpoint for Medvedev now. Saved! A 120 mph serve denied Medvedev a break chance. An ace at 104 mph earns the game point. Not finished yet. Djokovic sends his backhand into the net and the number of non-enforced errors reaches 14. The crowd stands up after a long rally in which Djokovic found the depth of the place before meeting with Medvedev, who finds the net on an attempted pass, specifies. Djokovic ends the game with a smash

Djokovic starts with a love hold and creates three breakpoint chances when Medvedev makes a faulty serve. Saves two with a winner and then an ace. Third, Djokovic hits his backhand slice into the net. Hitting his quad in frustration over and over again. With two, Medvedev scores the game with an ace. And ends the game with a big serve and the return is long

Preview: Novak Djokovic is a win of his fourth Grand Slam title this year and a 21st record for men his career. If he beats Daniil Medvedev, front runner Djokovic will be the first man to win all four major titles in the same year since Rod Laver 1969.

This duel between the two best seeds of the tournament is the second final this year between Djokovic and Medvedev. The Serb won the Australian Open in straight sets.

He won the French Open and Wimbledon to tie Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal with 20 Grand Slam singles titles.

This is Medvedev’s third chance at one to win first major title. The Russian lost to Nadal in the 2019 US Open final.

Medvedev only lost one set in the tournament. Djokovic has lost the first set in his last three games.

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September 13, 2021 2:27:57 AM IST

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