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Tennis / US Open: Medvedev sweeps Dojokovic’s dream of a calendar Grand Slam (3-0)


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In a one-sided encounter, world number two Daniil Medvedev on Sunday swept away the calendar Grand Slam dreams of world number 1 Novak Djokovic by winning 3-0 (6-4, 6-4, 6-4) to Flushing Meadows, as the Serbian won the first three majors of the season with victories at the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon.

The Russian quickly took the lead in this meeting, which ultimately lasted only 2 hours and 16 minutes, winning 6-4 in the first set.

Despite a few break points at the start of the second set, Djokovic, angry at violently breaking his racket on the court, failed to take the service of his opponent, once again winning the set (6-4) to lead 2-0.

Despite a rather undisciplined atmosphere at the end of the match, the American public did not manage to bring back their favorite “Djoko” in the race, Daniil Medvedev logically winning his first Grand Slam as his opponent missed out on his final and the final. ‘story.

Novak Djokovic will therefore not be the first tennis player to achieve the calendar Grand Slam, a victory in the four major tournaments in a calendar year, since Rod Laver in 1969.

He also missed the opportunity to win his 21st Grand Slam and overtake his eternal rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, the three players having their counter blocked at 20 coronations.

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