Daniil Medvedev ended Carlos Alcaraz’s reign as the US Open champion after a stunning 7-6 (7-3) 6-1 3-6 6-3 victory to set up a final against Novak Djokovic.
A final on Sunday will not be the next chapter in tennis’s hottest rivalry of Djokovic and Alcaraz that has had the sporting world buzzing.
However, there will be some juicy subplots with the 36-year-old hunting a fourth US Open that would see him equal Margaret Court’s record haul of 24 Grand Slams and, along with it, a good measure of revenge on Medvedev who spanked him in straight-sets here two years ago to deny the Serb a rare calendar Grand Slam.
“The challenge is that you play a guy that won 23 Grand Slams, and I have only one,” Medvedev said, looking ahead to taking on Djokovic.
“When I beat him here, I managed to play better than myself, so I need to do it again. There is no other way.”
Alcaraz vs Medvedev: Tale of the Tape
|69%||1st serve win percentage||82%|
|48%||2nd serve win percentage||50%|
|1/9||Break points won||3/7|
|121||Total points won||141|
The US Open on Sky Sports
Tennis is back on Sky, adding to the existing sports portfolio and reaffirming the broadcaster as the home of live sport in the UK & Ireland.
Sky Sports’ new mixed reality studio features multiple custom built LED screens, integrated light ‘sabres’, and an open canopy roof, making the space alive with colour and energy to reflect the vibrancy of the last Grand Slam of the year.
With integrated AR capabilities, a versatile LED floor, and a ‘fourth wall’, the viewer will be transported to the Arthur Ashe Stadium in a 360-degree immersive environment. Our tennis experts will take the viewer into the eyes of the players for expert Hawkeye analysis and insight as the tournament progresses.
The technology involved allows us to add an entire new dimension and will bring customers closer to the action.
Highlights of matches will be available across Sky Sports TV and our social media platforms.
Video highlights will also be available of the Sky Sports website and app, where there will also be a daily live text commentary on the Sky Sports website and app, as well as live scores, reports, analysis and features.