Novak Djokovic clinched his 24th Grand Slam title with a fourth US Open crown as he defeated Daniil Medvedev in the final in New York.
An imperious performance from Djokovic saw him hold the edge from start to finish with his opponent unable to ever hold the ascendancy on another famous night for the Serb as he produced a 6-3 7-6(5) 6-3 victory at Flushing Meadows.
The reigning Australian Open and Roland Garros champion is now also the first man to win three Grand Slam titles in the same season four times – a feat he accomplished in 2011, 2015 and 2021 – and, at 36 years old, he also became the oldest US Open men’s champion in the Open Era, surpassing Australian great Ken Rosewall, who lifted the trophy at 35 in 1970.
“To make history [in] this sport is just something truly remarkable and special, obviously, in every possible way, in every possible meaning of the word,” Djokovic said on court after the win. “I never imagined that I would be here standing with you talking about 24 Slams. I never thought that that would be the reality. But [in] the last couple of years I felt I had a chance, I have a shot at the history, and why not grab it if it’s presented?”
On Saturday, the 19-year-old Coco Gauff defeated soon-to-be world No. 1 and reigning Australian Open champion Aryna Sabalenka 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, to win the first major of her career. She struggled with Sabalenka’s power in the opening set, but she found her rhythm and fought back for the victory.
Gauff is the youngest American to win the US Open since Serena Williams in 1999 and the first American player to win a major title since Sofia Kenin at the Australian Open in 2020. Gauff also became the first woman to win the title in New York after dropping the first set in three matches during her title run since Williams, also in 1999.
“Thank you to the people who didn’t believe in me,” she said during the trophy ceremony. “Those who thought they were putting water on my fire were just adding gas to it.”
Britain’s Joe Salisbury made US Open history alongside his American partner, Rajeev Ram, with victory in the men’s doubles final.
Salisbury, 31, and the 39-year-old Ram became the first team to win the Flushing Meadows title three years in a row in the Open era by beating India’s Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden of Australia 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Ram and Salisbury have now won their past 18 matches in New York, having triumphed at the event in 2021 and 2022. They have clinched four major titles together, also lifting the 2020 Australian Open trophy.
“I have been lucky enough to come here every year since I was 14 and I remember the Arthur Ashe Kids Day the first day this stadium opened in I think 1997, with John McEnroe and Pete Sampras,” Ram said during the trophy ceremony. “Just to be out here, I have tonnes of family here and the whole team in the box. It is something I could never have thought of in my wildest dreams and I have got to thank so many people, but especially my partner.
No.16 seeds Gabriela Dabrowski and Erin Routliffe captured their first Grand Slam title at the US Open, defeating No.12 seeds Laura Siegemund and Vera Zvonareva 7-6(9), 6-3 in Sunday’s final.
For both Gabriela Dabrowski and Erin Routliffe, this was their first major doubles title. The Canadian tennis player previously won the Australian Open and Roland Garros in mixed doubles, and the Australian won a major for the first time.
“I have watched Gaby for years and obviously known her for a really long time, kind of idolized her,” Routliffe said.
“She’s been flying the Canadian flag for the doubles for a long time now. I really liked her game. I just thought that we would be good together.”
Dabrowski says a key win in Cincinnati fueled her belief that something big could be around the corner for the team.
Anna Danilina and Harri Heliovaara, who met by chance just over a week ago, became first-time Grand Slam champions with a 6-3 6-4 win over top-seeded Americans Jessica Pegula and Austin Krajicek in the U.S. Open mixed doubles final on Saturday.
“I want to thank my partner, I have no words. It was an amazing run,” Danilina said during her on-court interview. “I don’t know what to say, It’s been a pleasure. To many more.”
Kazakh tennis players had never won a Grand Slam tournament in mixed doubles.
Last year, Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina became the first nation’s tennis player to win a Grand Slam singles tennis tournament.