24 Grand Slams – Novak is the tennis king!

Henry

History does not necessarily always repeat itself.

Two years after Novak Djokovic lost to Daniil Medvedev in the final of the US Open, he settled with his Russian opponent on Sunday night to collect the 24th Grand Slam title of his career.

The 36-year-old Serbian won the match 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 to match Margaret Court’s record for most individual Grand Slam titles.

After winning the first set, he had to fend off a Medvedev fightback in the following set.

The Russian turned on the taps and he was well on his way to clinch the set, but Djokovic just shifted his old habit to a higher gear and played better in the important moments of the match.

“It is very special to rewrite the tennis history books. When I was seven years old, I dreamed of being the number one player in the world and holding up the Wimbledon trophy. That was all I wanted. Later, my dreams and goals got bigger wings, but never did I think about 24 Grand Slam titles,” said the world’s top player.

The title gap between him and Rafael Nadal is also getting bigger.

The Spanish tennis star boasts 22 Grand Slams, while Roger Federer has 20 major titles to his name.

Medvedev, who did his best to derail the Djokovic victory train, sang the champion player’s praises.

“Twenty-four. Seriously, here I think my own career is going quite okay with my 20 titles and you have 24 Grand Slams! You are an incredible player,” said the 27-year-old Russian.

Also don’t think that Djokovic is going to break even now. According to coach Goran Ivanisevic, he was still persuaded to win matches.

“Novak Djokovic was born to win and a tennis master. When it comes to sporting talent, there aren’t many people like him in the world. If you tell him that he can’t do something, he will do everything in his power to prove you wrong. He is a genius,” said the Croatian.