The 2021 U.S. Open Champs

September 13, 2021 The 2021 U.S. Open Champs

By: Carlos Alvarez

(2) Daniil Medvedev & Emma Raducanu Claim First Major Titles at 2021 U.S. Open

Men’s Singles Champ: (2) Daniil Medvedev

No calendar grand slam for the Djoker! Just one match away from capturing the first calendar grand slam since 1969, Novak Djokovic failed to win a single set in Sunday’s semifinal against Daniil Medvedev (6-4, 6-4, 6-4). Medvedev was the final man standing in the way of history that hadn’t been made in over 50 years, and he played the spoiler. The 25-year-old Russian was nearly perfect in his upset bid to claim his first career slam.


Watch: Medvedev Shocks Djokovic to Win U.S. Open


Women’s Singles Champ: Emma Raducanu

Saturday’s women’s final was a battle of two unranked teenagers and another straight-set victory. British 18-year-old, Emma Raducanu, completed her dream U.S. Open run by halting 19-year-old Canadian Leylah Fernandez (6-4, 6-3). Both players were ridiculous longshots to win the title, but Raducanu was ranked 150th in the world before arriving in Flushing Meadows. She won her last 20 sets (10 matches) en route to her first major.


Watch: Raducanu Completes U.S. Open Dream


Additional Storylines

ATP: Medvedev Stuns Djokovic for U.S. Open Title

The Guardian: “I Don’t Feel Pressure”: Emma Raducanu Loving Life After US Open Triumph


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