The men's singles final at the US Open 2021 ended yesterday with Novak Djokovic falling to a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 straight-set defeat to Russia's Daniil Medvedev on Sunday.
While it was a day to remember for the World Number 2 Medvedev, who won his first Grand Slam title yesterday, it was exactly the opposite for Novak Djokovic. The 34-year-old Serbian looked far from his best as he was denied a historic 21st Grand Slam title by Medvedev.
With the chance of rewriting history seemingly out of his reach, Djokovic broke down mid-way during the match failing to handle his emotions in front of a surprisingly supportive crowd.
"We have never seen something like this from Djokovic," the commentator exclaimed as Eurosports aired the visual of a disappointed Novak Djokovic.
Djokovic struggled to control his emotions even during the post-match on-court interaction as he tried to hold back his tears.