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Novak Djokovic stunned in pursuit of calendar Grand Slam as Daniil Medvedev wins US Open final in straight sets

CRYING Novak Djokovic was sensationally stopped in his pursuit of a historic calendar Grand Slam at the very final hurdle.

Daniil Medvedev stunned the world No1 with an emphatic display in the US Open final.

Daniil Medvedev is the US Open champion after a near-faultless display in the final
Novak Djokovic was stopped in his pursuit of the calendar Grand Slam at the final hurdle

The Russian was virtually faultless, particularly on serve, to win 6-4 6-4 6-4 in just over two hours on court to claim his maiden Grand Slam title – after dropping his serve after double faulting on his first match point at 5-2.

But for Djokovic, his dream of joining Don Budge and the legendary Rod Laver as the only men to win all four Majors in the same year fell apart in apathetic fashion.

And the great Serb – who was also aiming to surpass Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on 21 overall – was in tears as the New York crowd cheered his name towards the end of his heartbreaking defeat.

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Djokovic smashed his racket early in the second set as his frustrations boiled

The Russian No2 seed put on a masterclass in serving on Arthur Ashe Stadium

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