US Open wrap: 2021 victor Daniil Medvedev powers past Carlos Alcaraz

Medvedev will face Novak Djokovic in Sunday’s final in a rematch from the 2021 tournament.

Andy Sims
Saturday 09 September 2023 04:30 BST
Carlos Alcaraz shakes hands with Daniil Medvedev (Manu Fernandez/AP)
Carlos Alcaraz shakes hands with Daniil Medvedev (Manu Fernandez/AP)

Carlos Alcaraz’s reign as US Open champion was ended by 2021 winner Daniil Medvedev in the semi-finals.

Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic slammed the phone down on Ben Shelton by ending the 20-year-old American’s run in straight sets.

Here, the PA news agency looks back at day 12 of the US Open:

Pic of the day

Match of the day

Daniil Medvedev said he would have to play 11 out of 10 tennis to beat Carlos Alcaraz. After his four-set win he admitted he had been at 12 out of 10.

Shot of the day

Celebration of the day

Djokovic mimicked Shelton’s phone-call celebration, and then hung up, after sealing his victory.

Quote of the day

I always learned that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

Ben Shelton

Stat of the day

Brit watch

Britain’s Joe Salisbury made US Open history alongside American partner Rajeev Ram with victory in the men’s doubles final.

Salisbury, 31, and 39-year-old Ram became the first team to win the Flushing Meadows title three years in a row in the Open era by beating India’s Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden of Australia 2-6 6-3 6-4.

It was a fourth grand slam crown for the duo,

Alfie Hewett is through to the final of the wheelchair singles as he looks to win a fourth title.

The 25-year-old dropped just one game in beating Argentina’s Gustavo Fernandez.

He will face doubles partner Gordon Reid on Sunday after the Scot beat French veteran Stephane Houdet 6-0 6-3.

Fallen seed

Carlos Alcaraz (1).

Who’s up next?

It’s women’s final day and we will have a new champion as American hope Coco Gauff, the 19-year-old sixth seed, takes on incoming world number one Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus.

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