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Novak Djokovic was after tennis history. Then he collided with the sport’s future.

NEW YORK — Daniil Medvedev doesn’t have an immediately identifiable strength, the big stroke that forces a shout. Nevertheless, the strength is there, in a lean-boned, peculiar and bristling player who took down Novak Djokovic with such dispatch in the final of the U.S. Open that it snatched the air from the throats of a crowd roaring to see history made.
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US Open: Daniil Medvedev beats Novak Djokovic in men's final

(CNN) — Daniil Medvedev won his first grand slam title Sunday, beating Novak Djokovic 6-4 6-4 6-4 in the US Open final and ending the world No. 1's hopes of completing a calendar grand slam. The 25-year-old Medvedev, playing in his third grand slam final, became the third Russian man...
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Serbia cries with Djokovic over lost chance to make history

Serbia awoke to disappointment on Monday after Novak Djokovic failed in his attempt to make tennis history by becoming the first man in more than 50 years to win a calendar-year Grand Slam. Instead of the usual fireworks, car horns blaring and dancing in the streets after previous major finals...
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Novak Djokovic felt 'relief' after calendar-year Grand Slam bid fell short in US Open final

NEW YORK -- Novak Djokovic said he felt "relief" that his run toward history was finally over after coming up short in the US Open on Sunday. The world No. 1 was going for the first calendar-year Grand Slam -- winning all four major titles in the same year -- by a men's player since Rob Laver in 1969. A win would have also taken Djokovic to 21 Grand Slam titles, one more than Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
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Love him or not, Novak Djokovic embraces pressure at U.S. Open as he inches closer to history

NEW YORK — With each round of the U.S. Open, it looks increasingly likely that Novak Djokovic will make history Sunday at Arthur Ashe Stadium. The world’s No. 1 player needs to win only four more matches to claim his 21st major, breaking his tie with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the most in men’s history, and become the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam.
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Die Hard: Why 'Flawless' Djokovic Dominates The Majors

Feasting on best-of-five tennis, Serb has won eight of past 12 majors. Nine times during his quest to complete the Grand Slam this year Novak Djokovic has dropped the first set. And nine times he has rallied to win. It’s a statistic without precedent in Grand Slam history, but it hasn’t been achieved through happenstance.
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How Novak Djokovic Became an Accidental Villain

Despite the Delta variant, the U.S. Open, which started yesterday in New York, is going ahead at full capacity, and more than 700,000 people are expected to attend the two-week tournament. A packed Arthur Ashe Stadium will provide the answer to one of the bigger questions hanging over the Open: Will this finally be the moment when tennis fans embrace Novak Djokovic?
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Why Medvedev Isn't Worrying About Djokovic

Daniil Medvedev could be on a collision course with World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the US Open final. But after advancing to the semi-finals on Tuesday with a four-set win against Botic van de Zandschulp, the Russian explained why he is not worrying about the top seed. “I don't...
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US Open 2021 experts' picks: Djokovic closing in on calendar-year Slam and more Week 2 predictions

One week into the US Open, there has been no shortage of excitement, upsets, and yes, drama. No. 1 Ash Barty was stunned in the third round by American Shelby Rogers on Saturday night. A day earlier, Naomi Osaka lost in third round to Leylah Fernandez. Elsewhere in the tournament, Stefanos Tsitsipas, also upset in the third round on Friday, was drawing criticisms from his fellow competitors about his lengthy bathroom breaks.
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