Novak Djokovic lost his chance of becoming the first male tennis star to win a 21st grand slam title and the first player in over 50 years to win all four major tournaments in the same year, after he was defeated by Daniil Medvedev in the US Open final.
Medvedev put in a stunning performance at Flushing Meadows to clinch his first major title, beating the world number one in straight sets, 6-4 6-4 6-4.
Speaking at a news conference after the match, Djokovic, 34, said: “Of course, part of me is very sad. It’s a tough one to swallow, this loss, considering everything that was on the line.
“But, on the other hand, I felt something I never felt in my life here in New York. The crowd made me (feel) very special. I did not expect anything, but the amount of support and energy and love I got from the crowd was something that I’ll remember forever.