Novak Djokovic punished Daniil Medvedev in the US Open final in New York, to clinch a record 24th grand slam title.
The Serb is now at par with Margaret Court’s 50-year-old record for the most Grand Slam singles trophies in the history of tennis.
The 36-year-old Serbian emerged victorious with a score line of 6-3, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3.
While the first set seemed comfortable, the second set turned into a gruelling battle, stretching on for an intense one hour and 44 minutes.
Why Djokovic is G.O.A.T
Just two months ago, Novak Djokovic experienced a heart-wrenching loss in the Wimbledon final to Carlos Alcaraz, a five-set battle that left him devastated.
However, upon returning to action in Cincinnati, the Serbian champion responded with unwavering determination, and he has not lost a single match out of the 12 he has played since then.
This 96-time tour-level titlist has now secured three major titles in a single season four times, previously achieving this feat in 2011, 2015, and 2021.
Djokovic, who currently holds two more major titles than Rafael Nadal and an impressive four more than the retired Roger Federer, has now claimed the top spot in the ATP Live Race to Turin.
“It obviously means the world to me,” said Djokovic on winning his 24th major.
“I’m really living my childhood dream to compete at the highest level in this sport, which has given me and my family so much from difficult circumstances.
“I never thought I would be here but the last couple of years I thought I had a shot at history. Why not grab it when it is presented?”
Having secured three out of the four Grand Slam titles in 2023, he has etched his name in history as the first man to accomplish this remarkable feat on four separate occasions.
Now, as the soon-to-be world number one, he stands on the precipice of surpassing Court’s record at the upcoming Australian Open in January, a tournament where he has already claimed a record-setting 10 titles.