Daniil Medvedev was backed* to break the long wait,but on Monday, the defending champion was knocked* out by Nick Kyrgios in a thrilling four-set tie.
Over the years, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have managed to change claim over the Australian Open and Wimbledon trophy while Rafael Nadal,
being the King of Clay, has remained possessive of his French Open title.
But the US Open has remained the only trophy in men’s singles history over the last two decades which has seen multiple players staking their claim,
but none ever managed what Federer had recorded at the Flushing Meadows 17 years back. Daniil Medvedev was backed* to break the long wait.
But on Monday, the defending champion was knocked* out by Nick Kyrgios in a thrilling four-set tie.
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Medvedev was among the favorites for the title:
Although he won all his matches in straight sets in the first week of the tournament,
Kyrgios emulated his performance in Montreal, defeating Medvedev for the fourth time in his career.
With Medvedev’s elimination at the US Open, Federer became the last man in his category to successfully defend his title in New York.
After winning his maiden title in 2004 at Arthur’s Ashe Stadium, Federer retained his throne in New York for four consecutive years, winning in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. did.
Since 2009, the US Open has won eight different players in the men’s singles category.
Nadal has the most wins (4), followed by Djokovic (3),
along with Juan Martin del Potro, Marin Cilic, Stan Wawrinka, Dominic Thiem and Daniil who broke Federer’s dominance at the 2009 US Open.
Including Medvedev Overall, it was not a memorable Grand Slam season for Medvedev.
He was inches away from the second major as he played two sets with Nadal at the Australian Open to concede the lead.
Laurent then lost to Cilic in his fourth round match at Garros and missed Wimbledon because the organizers banned Russian and Belarusian players.
And finally in New York he was eliminated in the fourth round.