In the Djokovic vs. Medvedev matchup for the US Open championship, Alcaraz is out.
Novak Djokovic (2nd, Serbia) and Dzhokhar Medvedev (3rd, Russia) will meet in the men’s singles final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament ($65 million-$85.76 billion in prize money).
Djokovic defeated Ben Shelton (47th-ranked USA) 3-0 (6-3, 6-2, 7-6,<7-4>) in the men’s singles quarterfinals on the 12th day of the tournament at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City, New York, USA, on Monday.
In the other match, Medvedev advanced to the final with a 3-1 (7-6,<7-3>, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3) victory over last year’s champion, Carlos Alcaraz (No. 1-Spain).
The final between Djokovic and Medvedev will begin at 5 a.m. ET on Nov. 11.
Djokovic and Medvedev have met 14 times, with Djokovic holding a 9-5 head-to-head advantage.
However, in their most recent meeting, at the ATP Tour Dubai Duty Free Championships in March this year, Medvedev won 2-0 (6-4, 6-4), and in their last meeting at a major, the 2021 US Open final, Medvedev won 3-0 (6-4, 6-4, 6-4).
Djokovic, this year’s Australian Open and French Open champion, has reached the singles finals of all four majors this year. He was runner-up to Alcaraz in the Wimbledon final.
Djokovic holds the record for the most men’s singles titles at a major (23), and a win here would tie Margaret Court (retired AUS) for the most women’s singles titles at a major (24).
Regardless of the outcome of the tournament, Djokovic, who returns to No. 1 in the world rankings next week, will be looking to win his first US Open title in five years after 2018.
It will be the third time Djokovic has reached the finals of all four majors, having done so in 2015 and 2021.
He only finished runner-up at the French Open in 2015 and the US Open in 2021.
Djokovic’s final opponent, Medvedev, is no stranger to the US Open.
His only major title came in 2021, and he was runner-up in 2019.
However, he lost in the round of 16 at the US Open last year and struggled at the Australian Open (third round) and French Open (first round) this year before rebounding to reach the Wimbledon quarterfinals.
Medvedev hasn’t won a set against Alcaraz in their two previous meetings this year, including a 0-3 (3-6, 3-6, 3-6) loss in the Wimbledon quarterfinals, but he avenged the loss here.
It ended a two-match losing streak for the 2003-born Alcaraz, who became the first player in history to be ranked No. 1 카지노사이트가이드 before the age of 20 when he reached the top of the US Open last year.