After losing the match, Djokovic sat on the bench, took out a towel and ..
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic’s dream of winning the most Grand Slam titles and two ‘Calendar Slams’ remained a dream come true. Djokovic lost in the men’s singles final of the American Open tennis tournament on Sunday night. Russia’s second seed Daniel Medvedev defeated Djokovic to win his first Grand Slam title. Spectators thronged the tennis court for the match, and fans were nowhere short of encouraging the duo. As soon as the match was over, Djokovic started crying in his towel.
Medvedev made an aggressive start from the start of the match. So Djokovic was seen playing under pressure. Medvedev defeated Djokovic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. Djokovic trailed Medvedev in every set of the match, which lasted about two and a half hours. After the match, Medvedev fell asleep on the court. So Djokovic sat on the bench and cried in his towel. Although Medvedev won the match, all in attendance stood up and applauded Djokovic. Seeing his dream shattered, Djokovic burst into tears.
– US Open Tennis (opusopen) September 12, 2021
– (itzwajiii) September 12, 2021
The racket broke during the match
Medvedev was holding on to the match. About an hour and a half had passed since the start of the match, but Medvedev’s lead remained intact. Djokovic was trying again, but Medvedev was trying his best. Disappointed, Djokovic hit his racket three times on the court.
Djokovic smashing his racket is met with chuckles while Osaka showing emotion on court has commentators questioning her mental fitness. God, tennis commentators SUCK. pic.twitter.com/J4oeTQy8YJ
– Hemal Jhaveri (hemjhaveri) September 12, 2021
Djokovic had won the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon earlier this year. If he had won the US Open, he would have won all four Grand Slams in one year, the calendar slam. Currently, Rod Laver has won all four Grand Slam titles of the year in men. Lever performed in 1962 and 1969. Among women, Steffi Graf set the record in 1988.