Djokovic wins first set in US Open final

Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev

Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev

Novak Djokovic, in search of his 24th Grand Slam title snatched the first set 6-3 against Daniil Medvedev in the U.S. Open men’s final.

Djokovic started quickly breaking Medvedev’s serve in the second game en route to a 3-0 lead.

Their meeting Sunday is a rematch of the 2021 final in Flushing Meadows.

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Medvedev won in straight sets that day for his lone Grand Slam title, denying Djokovic what would have been the first calendar-year Grand Slam in men’s tennis since 1969.

The match is being played with the roof closed at Arthur Ashe Stadium because of the potential for more bad weather.

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