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Sport Novak Djokovic vs. Daniil Medvedev live score, results, highlights from 2021 US Open

23:30  12 september  2021
23:30  12 september  2021 Source:   msn.com

Medvedev warns rising stars inspired to deny Djokovic Slam

  Medvedev warns rising stars inspired to deny Djokovic Slam World number two Daniil Medvedev expects Novak Djokovic to shatter plenty of records in coming years but says top young stars are determined to deny him a calendar year Grand Slam at the US Open. Speaking Friday in New York ahead of Monday's start of hardcourt showdown, the 25-year-old Russian said he and Green third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas and fourth-seeded Olympic champion Alexander Zverev are threats as well. "I'm sure Novak wants 45 Slams,Speaking Friday in New York ahead of Monday's start of hardcourt showdown, the 25-year-old Russian said he and Green third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas and fourth-seeded Olympic champion Alexander Zverev are threats as well.

The moment is finally here. After months of anticipation, what started in February and carried through May, June and July, has its end game on Sunday. The only question is: Will it happen?

Can Novak Djokovic win the calendar Grand Slam?

It has been 33 years since a singles player won all four Grand Slams in a season. The last to do it was Steffi Graf in 1988; the last man was Rod Laver, in 1969. It's an elusive feat. Not many have even come close. Since Graf, there was just Serena Williams in 2015; however, she lost in the semifinals to unseeded Roberta Vinci.

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That's not all on the line when the World No. 1 enters his final match at the 2021 US Open against Daniil Medvedev. The 34-year-old Serbian star needs one win to break a three-way tie with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the most all-time men's singles Grand Slam wins. They are tied at 20.

Djokovic won't have a walkover against No. 2 Medvedev in the final. The Russian will be playing in his third career Grand Slam final, having lost to Nadal in the 2019 U.S. Open final and to Djokovic at the 2021 Australian Open in January. Overall, Djokovic holds a 5-3 record against the 25-year-old Medvedev.

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Saturday's women's final was also historic, as the first qualifier — man or woman — won a Grand Slam tournament when Emma Raducanu captured the title. Will there be more history made on Sunday?

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Sporting News had all the action as Djokovic goes for not one but two historic feats at the 2021 US Open final.

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(1) Novak Djokovic vs. (2) Daniil Medvedev

Match results, highlights from 2021 US Open men's final

Pregame

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3:47 p.m. — Another Golden Slam. Will Djokovic make it a Slam three-peat? (Note: Djokovic cannot win the Golden Slam as he lost in the semis to Alexander Zverev at the Tokyo Olympics.)

3:43 p.m. — Fun fact: Djokovic is the first player to complete the career Grand Slam twice.

3:10 p.m. — Sam Stosur and Zhang Shuai defeat Americans Coco Gauff and Caty McNally for the women's doubles crown.

3 p.m. — Earlier in the day, a Golden Slam was achieved by Diede de Groot. She won all four Grand Slams and the Olympics in 2021.

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