Novak Djokovic did it again. In fact, he did many things again in the final of the US Open. He won Grand Slam 24, two more than any other male player ever. He regained the top ranking on the ATP tour. And he avenged his loss to Daniil Medvedev in the 2021 US Open final.
How long Novak Djokovic actually holds on to the top ranking on the ATP tour remains to be seen. Not that Djokovic can’t still be number one, but he gets screwed a bit by the fact that while he was winning tournaments at the end of 2022, Carlos Alcaraz was injured and missing those same tourneys. Therefore, Djokovic has points to defend, but Alcaraz only has points to gain.
Still, Djokovic separated himself even more from Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in major titles. He now leads Nadal by two and Nadal has already said 2024 will be his last year. Even if Nadal comes back strong, he is unlikely to catch up with Djokovic.
Twitter reacts to Novak Djokovic winning the 2023 US Open
Azarenka was once a great player and is still a great Twitter (or X?) follow. She comments often and with emotion. And she is 100 percent correct in her summation of Novak Djokovic.
Some players don’t comment at all, even though they have Twitter handles. The best, though, will still tweet after they lose, and this is exactly what Daniil Medvedev did. This shows the kind of class the world number 3 has. Let’s hope he wins another major one day.
The McEnroe brothers had a rough US Open. John started the tournament with COVID and had to miss covering the first part of the tournament. Then brother Patrick got COVID and missed the last part. The illness didn’t stop Patrick from commenting in his own succinct way, however. Good for him.
I love how Gilbert tweeted out “record tying” in his tweet. Novak Djokovic is the all-time Grand Slam leader on the men’s side, but he is still only tied with Margaret Court for most ever among all humans. Court never really gets the respect she deserves.