Novak Djokovic won the US Open men’s singles titles on Sunday after defeating Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-3 at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows, New York City. This is the Serbian’s 24th Grand Slam title, seeing him surpass Serena Williams for most Grand Slam victories in the Open Era. While Margaret Court also won 24 titles, 13 of them came before professionals were admitted to Grand Slam tournaments.
“To make history [in] this sport is just something truly remarkable and special, obviously, in every possible way, in every possible meaning of the word,” Djokovic claimed after his win. “It’s hard to describe the word.”
Goran Ivanisevic, Djokovic’s coach, called the 36-year-old player a “genius” before explaining that he is a one-of-a-kind player who is unique compared to others on the tour. This win means that Djokovic has now one exactly one in every third major that he has appeared in, with 24 titles in 72 major appearances to be exact.