Novak Djokovic and Coco Gauff script history: 2023 US Open Finals Roundup
The US Open 2023 has culminated on a terrific note with Novak Djokovic winning his 24th grand slam title. He defeated world number three Daniil Medvedev in the men’s singles final. On the other hand, the women’s singles final saw an epic clash between Coco Gauff and Aryna Sabalenka where the American won her first-ever grand slam title.
With the splendid victory, Djokovic became the oldest man in the Open Era to win the US Open Singles title and the first man to win three of the four Majors in a calendar year on four occasions.
Here are the highlights of the final matches:
Novak Djokovic vs Daniil Medvedev
Even at the age of 36, Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic is looking super fit with the way he is playing tennis right now. On Sunday, the 24-time grand slam winner defeated the Russian player Daniil Medvedev by 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 to clinch his fourth US Open title.
The 36-year-old was at his best during the game and made the finals look like a Round of 16 match. Even with only four aces to his name throughout, he won the match in just three sets.
The first set proved to be quite easy for the Serbian whereas Medvedev made a good comeback into the second set. It went to a tie-breaker which the Russian couldn’t take advantage of, losing the second set.
The final set looked like a mere formality for Djokovic and he won the set in the same fashion as the first one, hence winning his 24th grand slam title at the iconic Arthur Ashe Stadium and equalling the record for the most Grand Slam Singles titles in the Open Era.
Aryna Sabalenka vs Coco Gauff
The Arthur Ashe Stadium witnessed history in the women’s singles final where Coco Gauff, a 19-year-old American tennis player, defeated Aryna Sabalenka 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 to clinch her maiden US Open title.
Despite losing the first set, Gauff received outstanding support from the home crowd that became one of the reasons behind her historic victory. This was not the first time that she was playing the final as she lost the final against Iga Swiatek in the 2022 French Open.
Talking about the match, it looked like Sabalanka would win the battle easily after the one-sided first set, however, Gauff made a remarkable comeback in the next two sets to script history. With this win, she has become a new sensation in the history of women’s singles tennis. On the other hand, the Belarusian tried her best to win her second grand slam title but couldn’t do it.
Matthew Ebden/Rohan Bopanna vs Rajeev Ram/Joe Salisbury
There could have been some good news for the Indian fans but Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Edben lost the finals against Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury by 6-2, 3-6, and 4-6. They played exceptionally well throughout the tournament, especially Bopanna, who became the oldest player to feature in the grand slam final in the Open Era.
Erin Routliffe/Gabriela Dabrowski vs Laura Siegemund/Vera Zvonareva
The pair of Erin Routliffe and Gabriela Dabrowski defeated the German duo of Laura Siegemund and Vera Zvonareva by 7-6, 6-3 to clinch the US Open title. It is Routliffe’s first-ever grand slam title and she must have made New Zealand proud with her phenomenal performance. However, Dabrowski won her third grand slam title following the mixed doubles titles she won at the 2017 French Open and 2018 Australian Open.
Austin Krajicek/Jessica Pegula vs Anna Danilina/Harri Heliovaara
The world number one American pair suffered a shocking defeat against the first-time grand slam champion Anna Danilina and Harri Heliovaara by 3-6, 4-6. The winning pair randomly teamed up at the sign-in table when they happened to be there at the same time and nobody could have guessed that they would clinch their first title together by defeating the first-seed pairing in the final.