Thanks to his 6-4, 6-4 and 6-4 victory against Serbian Novak Djokovic (1st) in the final of the US Open, the Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev (2nd) became the sixth player of the Open Era to beat the current number one on the planet and lift his first Grand Slam title.
The Muscovite, who had succumbed in his two antecedents in a decisive Major match (US Open 2019 and Australian Open 2021), debuted his record in major tournaments against the 87-time ATP-level champion, who was looking for his 21st trophy in the category and the annual Grand Slam.
The first to register something similar had been the Spanish Manuel Orantes, who beat local Jimmy Connors and celebrated on American soil. in 1975. Then it was added Ivan lendl, who beat his compatriot John Mc Enroe, at Roland Garros 1984. A few years later, in 1987, the Australian Pat cash he came out strong at Wimbledon and defeated Lendl.
In the current century, the Argentine Juan Martin del Potro added to the privileged list by celebrating against the Swiss Roger Federer at Flushing Meadows in 2009. The last was the Swiss Stan wawrinka, who celebrated at the 2014 Australian Open, where he defeated Rafael Nadal from Manacor.