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The 2023 US Open Finals: Djokovic and Gauff prevail in thrilling finals

The 2023 US Open is the 143rd edition of tennis’ US Open and the fourth and final Grand Slam event of the year. We look at the finals.


The 2023 US Open is the 143rd edition of tennis’ US Open and the fourth and final Grand Slam event of the year. It is being held on outdoor hard courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City.

The tournament is an event run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is part of the 2023 ATP Tour and the 2023 WTA Tour calendars under the Grand Slam category. It consist of both men’s and women’s singles and doubles draws, as both doubles draws will return to standard 64 players, as singles players will remain in standard 128 person format in each category. There are also singles and doubles events for both boys and girls (players under 18), which are part of the Grade A category of tournaments.

The tournament is played on hard courts and takes place over a series of 17 courts with Laykold surface, including the three existing main showcourts – Arthur Ashe Stadium, Louis Armstrong Stadium and Grandstand.

The US Open is one of the main events of the Tennis calendar. Wimbledon is arguably the most illustrious tournament of all the Grand Slams, but fans are also eagerly anticipating the French Open and are already buying Roland Garros tickets ahead of the 2024 tournament.

Defending Champions

The defending champions of the 2022 Tournament are as follows:

Men’s singles

Spain- Carlos Alcaraz

Women’s singles

Poland- Iga Świątek

Men’s doubles

United States- Rajeev Ram / United Kingdom- Joe Salisbury

Women’s doubles

Czech Republic- Barbora Krejčiková / Czech Republic- Kateřina Siniaková

2023 Top Mens matches

Now let’s talk about the men’s top player’s matches from quarter-finals.  four great players here which are are Carlos Alcaraz, Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev and Ben Shelton.

Carlos Alcaraz vs Daniil Medvedev (Semi-final)

Daniil Medvedev upset defending champion Carlos Alcaraz in an enthralling semi-final duel to reach the US Open final.

Russian third seed Medvedev set up a rematch of his 2021 victory over Novak Djokovic after ousting Alcaraz 7-6 (7/3), 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in a gripping 3hr 19min battle on the Arthur Ashe Stadium court.

The 27-year-old from Moscow had said before the semi-final he would have to deliver an “11 out of 10” performance to beat Alcaraz, who had defeated the Russian comfortably in two previous meetings this season.

Medvedev completed victory in the ninth game of a nail-biting fourth set, smashing a desperate return from Alcaraz to convert his fourth match point.

“Amazing, especially beating someone like Carlos,” Medvedev said.

Novak Djokovic vs Ben Shelton (Semi-final)

Novak Djokovic came out on top of a thrilling straight-sets win over the young American Ben Shelton on Arthur Ashe. Djokovic prevailed with a 6-3 6-2 7-6(4) win over the 20-year-old, who enthralled the crowd with his big serves, and shredded Djokovic’s nerves at times.

He showed his class to power past the big-serving American, who demonstrated plenty of promise and made the 23-time Grand Slam winner sweat with a third-set tie-break.

Shelton produced brilgruelingents with nowhere near enough consistency to seriously challenge Djokovic, as another mammoth second serve helped him out of trouble to hold in the first game of the second set.

Speaking after his victory, Djokovic said: “These are the kind of matches and occasions that I still thrive on and get me going and inspire me to try and work as hard as the young guys.

Novak Djokovic vs Daniil Medvedev (Final)

Novak Djokovic came through a gruelling second set to beat Daniil Medvedev 6-3 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 in the US Open final and claim a 24th grand slam title.

Two defensive masters engaged in several absorbing baseline duels but Djokovic’s willingness to be more aggressive was rewarded, an approach that extended to frequently serve-volleying to exploit Medvedev’s stance to receive deep behind the baseline. Djokovic came through to beat Daniil Medvedev 6-3 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 to claim a 24th grand slam title.

The world No.3, who beat Djokovic’s Wimbledon conqueror Carlos Alcaraz in the semifinals, was hanging on during the early stages of the second set before his attempts to take the initiative belatedly brought a ragged look to Djokovic’s play.

Medvedev won in straight sets when these players met in the Flushing Meadows showpiece two years ago but he suffered a nightmare start when his first service game was broken to love.

Top Women’s matches

Coming to the women’s top matches from the Semi-finals, we have top players like Coco Gauff, Karolína Muchová, Madison Keys and Aryna Sabalenka.

Coco Gauff vs Karolína Muchová (Semi-Final)

The first semifinal match was between No. 6 Coco Gauff and No. 10 Karolina Muchova. The 19-year-old American player Gauff defeated Muchova with a 6-7, 7-5 victory. The youngster for the first time will be targeting the title “Grand Slam”. Gauff broke Muchova twice early into a 5-1 lead, Karolina fought back harder, bringing it down to 5-4 after Gauff had served for the set twice. Coco Gauff’s victory has successfully led her to the Women’s Finals US Open Tennis Tournament 2023.

Madison Keys vs Aryna Sabalenka (Semi-Final)

The second semifinal match was played between American Madison Keys and World No. 1 Aryna Sabalenka. The first set was played well by Keys with a leading score. Keys’ dazzling performance put Sabalenka on the back foot. But, World No. 1 Aryna Sabalenka made a strong comeback against Keys and scored 0-6, 7-6, 7-6 and secured her spot to fight against Coco Gauff for the title of Grand Slam in the US Open Tennis Tournament.

Coco Gauff vs Aryna Sabalenka (Final)

On Saturday, Gauff saved the best for last. The Atlanta native turned an opening set defeat around, capturing her first major title 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 over No. 2-seeded Aryna Sabalenka.

Sabalenka started the day the more domineering presence. She had Gauff flummoxed with her fiery forehand returns, routinely placing the ball on Gauff’s weaker side in an effort to force her into a bevy of unforced errors.

To that end, Gauff struggled. The 19-year old fell behind early and dropped the first set with a whimper.

Then, set 2 came. And under the glow of the New York spotlight, Gauff found her footing. Sabalenka couldn’t handle Gauff’s movement. And as the match wore on, the Belarusian’s errors started to pile.

Gauff rolled to a second set victory. The third was even easier for the 19-year old, who seized control of the set right off the bat at 4-0 and never let Sabalenka back into the match, And she makes history as she hits a backhand pass to win her first career Grand Slam Singles Titles.

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