In what promises to be an electrifying showdown at the 2023 US Open final, Novak Djokovic, the indomitable Serbian sensation, finds himself in peak form as he prepares to face the formidable Daniil Medvedev. Djokovic, a maestro of the tennis world, has displayed unwavering focus and unmatched skill throughout the tournament, looking to consolidate his record with a 24th Grand Slam title. Standing in his way is the towering Russian, Medvedev, known for his ruthless power and precision on the court. As the stage is set for this thrilling clash of titans, the tennis world eagerly awaits a spectacle that promises to be nothing short of extraordinary.
This is Djokovic’s fifth straight Grand Slam Final. At the ripe old age of 36, the Serb continues to dominate and teach the tennis youngsters a lesson. Djokovic has almost sauntered through to the final, only dropping two games in the third round to his countryman Laslo Djere.
In the semi-finals, Djokovic put young hotshot Ben Shelton to the sword (6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) ). Djokovic proved that the old GOAT is still ahead of the new generation by replicating Shelton’s ‘Dialled In’ celebration in which he picks up an imaginary telephone before hanging it up.
Medvedev has also been in scintillating form going into the final. He beat top seed Carlos Alcaraz in a thrilling semi-final having won fellow countryman Andrey Rublev in the quarter-finals and Australian Alex de Minaur in the Round of 16.
Medvedev also brought out an exciting celebration in the semi-finals, cupping his hands to his ears following his victory over Alcaraz, likely a message for those who doubted whether he could beat the Spaniard.
Djokovic and Medvedev have faced off 14 times, with Djokovic winning nine of those and Medvedev taking the other five. Most recently, the pair clashed in the semi-finals of the Dubai Open in March, Medvedev winning 6-4, 6-4.
The world waits with bated breath for a US Open final that promises to be a riveting chapter in the sport’s history. As Djokovic and Medvedev prepare for their epic encounter, one thing is sure: tennis fans are in for an unforgettable spectacle.
Djokovic is the favourite at 2/5 on bet365. Medvedev is 2/1 to win.