US Open 2023 results: Daniil Medvedev to play Novak Djokovic in final after beating Carlos Alcaraz

US Open 2023 results Daniil Medvedev to play Novak Djokovic in final after beating Carlos Alcaraz

Daniil Medvedev interrupted Carlos Alcaraz’s tenure as US Open champion by setting up a second New York final against Novak Djokovic.

The top seed from Spain fell to Medvedev 7-6 (7-3) 6-1 3-6 6-3, preventing a rematch of the Wimbledon championship match between Alcaraz and Djokovic.

Ben Shelton, a promising American, was defeated by Djokovic to bring him closer to a record-tying 24th major championship.

The 36-year-old Serbian victory brought her score even with Margaret Court’s.

When the two players played at the All England Club in July, Alcaraz, 20, stopped Djokovic from leveling the court.

On Sunday, third-seeded Russian Medvedev, who won his only major at Flushing Meadows two years ago, could be able to accomplish the same.

A fourth match point was needed for Medvedev to serve out the victory. In a thrilling match that had most of the 24,000 spectators at Arthur Ashe Stadium on their feet. Medvedev eventually regained his calm.

US Open 2023 Daniil Medvedev Novak Djokovic Final

Because to his lack of a Covid-19 vaccination. Djokovic was denied entry to the United States for the tournament last year. Went on to lose to Medvedev in the 2021 championship match.

In his comeback, he has already advanced to his 10th US Open final and will go for a fourth victory on Sunday.

In response, Djokovic mimicked Shelton’s celebration of picking up a phone and slamming it to show he had dialed in.

For the third time in his career, Djokovic has made it to every Grand Slam final in a calendar year. “These are the matches and circumstances.

I thrive on, they inspire me every day to keep working as hard as the young people,” he added.”I still think I have something to offer the sport and something left in the legs. I’ve never been happier.”

Most people believed Alcaraz and Djokovic would continue their growing rivalry by facing off once more in a major final going into the final Grand Slam event of the year.

Medvedev was one of the men with the exceptional pedigree to prevent that from happening.

The 27-year-old has demonstrated his ability to succeed on the hard courts of North America, especially when he dominated the swing in 2019.

Before falling to Rafael Nadal in the US Open final and two years later when he won his first major championship.

The Russian stated that he needed to play “11 out of 10” to defeat the top seed before meeting Alcaraz in the semifinals.

And in the first two sets, he did exactly that, dominating his service games to take a commanding lead and sticking with rallies to force errors from Alcaraz.

Alcaraz recovered from a setback as a result of his persistent forward movement. Helped by many Spanish fans in the stadium.

With Medvedev, who was great in every way and rock solid from the baseline. Still unable to perform at his absolute best.

In a crucial sixth game that lasted more than 13 minutes.

Medvedev took Alcaraz’s serve after saving three break points to give himself a 2-1 advantage. The victory was not easy to secure because Medvedev twice double-failed. After squandering a match point before he hit three accurate first serves.

“Against Carlos, I needed to play 11 out of 10. With the exception of the third set, I played 12 of the 10. “The third US Open finalist in five years, Medvedev, stated.

“He is just unbelievable, to be honest. You have to be greater than yourself to defeat him, and I was able to achieve that.”

The fact that Djokovic has recently been able to overcome opponents who are considerably younger. On the biggest platforms is a testament to his talent.

In the previous five seasons, Djokovic has faced 53 opponents. Who are younger than 23 years old and has only lost eight of those 53 matches.

Alcaraz defeated Djokovic in a major final at Wimbledon. Becoming just the second player younger than Djokovic to do so since 2020 (Medvedev did it at the 2021 US Open).

Shelton was the most recent young pretender to learn. A lesson since Djokovic’s technique, mindset, and athleticism showed few signs of waning.

US Open 2023 Daniil Medvedev Novak Djokovic Final

The second seed immediately asserted his expertise and calibre. Serving deftly and returning Shelton’s main weapon with ease before upping the pressure.

At the start of the third set, Djokovic kept the home crowd quiet. By acting in an extremely composed and controlled manner.

Shelton went to the locker room in an effort to alter the atmosphere. But two double faults allowed Djokovic to break with a brilliant passing winner in the opening game.

Before Shelton found his highest level of the game to break back at 4-4. The 23-time major champion’s victory in straight sets appeared to be a formality.

At 5-4, the world number 47 earned a set point, which Djokovic saved with a precise serve winner. A poor game then gave Djokovic the opportunity to win the point for 6-5.

Shelton was still working. On match point, he observed Djokovic miss with a forehand and broke.

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