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US Open 2021 Medvedev wins first major, beats Djokovic in final newThe 141st edition of the US Open Tennis Championship was held in USA’s New York City, which is also the 4th & last Grand Slam title of 2021 being conducted in a ‘Hard Court’ between 30th August and 12th September 2021. The finals of the tournament were held at Arthur Ashe Stadium, New York, USA.

Daniil Medvedev wins Maiden Grand Slam defeating Novak Djokovic 

Russia’s Daniil Medvedev, the current World No.2 ranked tennis player, defeated Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in the finals of Men’s Singles in the US Open 2021 winning 3 straight sets with 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.

i.Notably, Djokovic was in line for breaking the 52-year old record by Rod Laver of winning all 4 Grand Slams in a Calendar year. (Djokovic won Men’s Singles at 2021 French Open, Australian Open & Wimbledon)

ii.Previously in the 2021 Australian Open, Daniil Medvedev was defeated by Novak Djokovic in 3-straight sets.

iii.Medvedev became the 3rd Russian to win a Grand Slam title after Yevgeny Kafelnikov (1996 French Open) & Marat Safin (2000 US Open)

Emma Raducanu – Youngest Female since Maria Sharapova to Win a Grand Slam 

18-year old Emma Raducanu from Britain defeated Canada’s Leylah Fernandez to win the Women’s Singles Title in the 2021 US Opens tournament. She became the youngest female to win a Grand Slam Title since Maria Sharapova’s 2004 Wimbledon victory.

i.Emma Raducanu, ranked 150th, entered the Women’s singles finals by winning 10 straight matches, becoming the 1st woman to win a US Opens title without dropping a set, since Serena Williams victory in 2014.

ii.In the finals Raducanu defeated Fernandez in 6-4, 6-3 sets.

iii.Raducanu is also the 1st British Woman to win a Grand Slam singles trophy since the 1977 Wimbledon win by Virginia Wade.

Note- In the Open Era (professional tennis since 1968), Swiss legend Martina Hingis is the youngest Grand Slam winner ever, courtesy her Australian Open triumph in 1997 at the age of just 16 years and 117 days.USA’s Michael Chang is the youngest men’s tennis player to win a Grand Slam title. He won the 1980 French Open title at the age of 17 years and 110 days.

US Open 2021 

Category  Winners  Runner-ups
Men’s Singles Daniil Medvedev

(Russia)

Novak Djokovic

(Serbia)

Women’s Singles  Emma Raducanu

(Britain)

Leylah Fernandez

(Canada)

Men’s Doubles Rajeev Ram – Joe Salisbury

(USA – UK)

Bruno Soares – Jamie Murray

(Brazil – UK)

Women’s Doubles Sam Stosur – Zhang Shuai

(Australia – China)

Coco Gauff – Caty McNally

(USA)

Mixed Doubles Desirae Krawczyk – Joe Salisbury

(USA – UK)

Giuliana Olmos – Marcelo Arevalo

(Mexico – El Salvador)

Samantha Jane Stosur – Zhang Shuai pair wins Women’s Doubles Title

Samantha Jane Stosur and Zhang Shuai (Australia – China) pair won their 2nd Grand Slam Women’s title after defeating Coco Gauff and Caty McNally in the finals winning 2 of the 3 sets with 6-3 3-6 6-3 victory.

  • The pair has already won the Australian Open doubles in 2019.

Rajeev Ram – Joe Salisbury pair wins Men’s Doubles Title

Rajeev Ram (USA) paired with Joe Salisbury (Britain) to win the Men’s Doubles Title in the 2021 US Open by winning 2 of the 3 sets with 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 against Bruno Soares – Jamie Murray (Brazil – UK).

  • The 2020 Australian Open winning pair won 2 consecutive sets after losing the 1st set to seal their victory in the finals.

Desirae Krawczyk – Joe Salisbury pair wins Mixed Doubles Title

Desirae Krawczyk – Joe Salisbury (USA – UK) pair won the 2021 US Open Mixed doubles title after defeating Giuliana Olmos – Marcelo Arevalo in the finals with 7-5, 6-2 set victory.

  • Salisbury paired with Rajeev Ram has also won the Men’s Doubles title in the tournament.
  • While Krawczyk becomes the first man or woman to win three consecutive Slam mixed doubles titles since India’s Mahesh Bhupathi win in 2005 Wimbledon & US Open.

Recent Related News:

Tournament  Men’s Singles Women’s Singles Location Court Type
Wimbledon Championships 2021 Novak Djokovic Ashleigh Barty London, UK Grass
French Open 2021 (125th Edition) Novak Djokovic Barbora Krejcikova Paris, France Clay

Tennis World Rankings:

Global Ranking ATP Men’s Ranking  WTA Women’s Ranking
1 Novak Djokovic Ashleigh Barty
2 Daniil Medvedev Aryna Sabalenka
3 Stefanos Tsitsipas Karolína Plíšková

About International Tennis Federation (ITF):

President – David Haggerty
Headquarters – London, United Kingdom