It was the worst closing for Novak Djokovic. The world No. 1 was looking to complete the annual Grand Slam, winning all four, and reach the record 21 Major in history, but in the US Open final he was clearly outmatched by Daniil Medvedev and left empty-handed. And that happened to him, literally, when in a moment of fury he unloaded with a racket in the middle of the final and for that he received a financial fine.
For the second consecutive edition in the US Open, he broke out in anger: in 2020 he had hit a linesman with a ball in the round of 16 duel against the Spanish Pablo Carreño Busta and was disqualified, in a historical fact, little seen, just for the leader of the ATP ranking.
This Sunday, in the final against Medvedev, he was once again angry and unloaded with the racket. Consequence: he was fined $ 5,000 for that unsportsmanlike conduct, being overwhelmed in an adverse match from the start against the Russian.
The Serbian lost his temper in the second set and was now sanctioned by the organization of the US Open. After repeatedly hitting his legs with the racket and feigning a ball, intimidating a ball boy, he smashed the racket to the ground.
The N ° 1 in the world did not know how to handle the pressure in such a situation, he was left empty-handed and with another sanction, although in this case slight. However, he must pay it after his bad example in the final in which Medvedev won his first Grand Slam, being the third Russian man to win a Major in singles.