Tennis star, Novak Djokovic has been beaten by Russia’s Daniil Medvedev who grabbed his first Grand Slam title at the US Open on Sunday in New York.
While the win for Medvedev was a plus, it was a different thing entirely for world No. 1 Djokovic who’s hopes of completing a calendar sweep of the majors in a one-sided US Open final has been shattered.
Before achieving this feat, 25-year-old Medvedev had lost his two previous Grand Slam finals but was composed throughout a 6-4 6-4 6-4 win.
Meanwhile, the record of Serbian professional tennis player, Djokovic who has won the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon titles this year, still makes him stand out.
Djokovic has been No. 1 for a record total of 338 weeks, and has finished as ATP year-end No. 1 on a joint-record six occasions.
Djokovic was targeting a record 21st Grand Slam men’s title before this development occurred. He is also bidding to become the sixth player to win a calendar Slam and the first man to do it since Rod Laver in 1969.