(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.
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.
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