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Novak Djokovic vs Daniil Medvedev US Open 2021 Men’s Singles Final, Live Score and Updates: Djokovic to begin quest for Calendar Slam, 21st major


Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s LIVE BLOG of the US Open 2021 men’s final between Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev.

Djokovic at the threshold of history

History is at stake at Flushing Meadows as Novak Djokovic eyes a record 21st Grand Slam title and a calendar Slam that has eluded the greatest tennis players since Rod Laver won the four major titles in 1969.

After the Serb’s prospects of keeping alive the chances of a Golden Slam (four Grand Slams + Olympic gold) came crashing in Tokyo Olympics after a semifinal loss against Alexander Zverev, Djokovic will be keen to ward off such a slip in his bid for the Calendar Slam at the US Open final.

READ: Djokovic bids for history at US Open: Year Slam, 21st major

NUMBERS GAME

  • Djokovic could become the first player to register a Calendar Slam in 53 years, after Australia’s Rod Laver won all four Grand Slam majors in 1969.
  • The US Open title will be Djokovic’s 21st Grand Slam title, taking him past Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal who are level at 20.
  • Djokovic plays in his 31st Grand Slam final, equalling Roger Federer’s record of most appearances in Grand Slam title clashes.
  • Medvedev will be playing in his third Grand Slam final and could become the first Russian male to win a Grand Slam since Marat Safin’s Australian Open title in 2005.
  • Djokovic holds the edge over Medvedev with a head-to-head record of 5-3.
  • In their last three meetings too, Djokovic leads 2-1.
  • Medvedev has lost both his Grand Slam matches against Djokovic, one in the Round of 16 at the Australian Open in 2019, and the other at the Australian Open final this year.
  • The Serb has dropped six sets on his way to the final, while Medvedev has lost a set only on one occasion at the US Open 2021.

ROAD TO THE FINAL

Novak Djokovic

1st Round: beat Holger Rune 6-1, 6-7, 6-2, 6-1

2nd Round: beat Tallon Griekspoor 6-2, 6-3, 6-2

3rd Round: beat Kei Nishikori 6-7, 6-3, 6-3, 6-2

Round of 16: beat Jenson Brooksby 1-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2

Quarterfinal: beat Matteo Berrettini 5-7, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3

Semifinal: beat Alexander Zverev 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

 

Daniil Medvedev

1st Round: beat Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-3, 6-1

2nd Round: beat Dominik Koepfer 6-4, 6-1, 6-2

3rd Round: beat Pablo Andujar 6-0, 6-4, 6-3

Round of 16: beat Dan Evans 6-3, 6-4, 6-3

Quarterfinal: beat Botic van de Zandschulp 6-3, 6-0, 4-6, 7-5

Semifinal: beat Felix Auger Aliassime 6-4, 7-5, 6-2

Where and when you can watch Novak Djokovic vs Daniil Medvedev live?

The match will be broadcasted on the Star Network at 1.30 am. Watch Novak Djokovic vs Daniil Medvedev live on Star Sports Select 1, Select 1 HD, Star Sports Select 2, Select 2 HD. The match will also be live streamed on Disney+Hotstar.



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