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US Open 2023 scores: Novak Djokovic makes history with 24th Grand Slam title, while Coco Gauff earns her first

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The 2023 US open came to a close as Coco Gauff earned her first major title and Novak Djokovic made history with his 24th Grand Slam trophy. Their victories show a perfect mixture of youth and experience in the current state of tennis. 

Djokovic, 36, became the oldest man to win the US Open in the professional era. Meanwhile, the 19-year-old Gauff is now the youngest American — man or woman — to win the title since Serena Williams did so in 1999 at 17 years old. Coincidentally, both Djokovic and Gauff won the Cincinnati Masters 1000 last month.

This weekend, the US Open winners each earned a $3 million paycheck as the tournament celebrated its 50th anniversary of equal prize money.

Djokovic collected a 6-3, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 victory against Daniil Medvedev on Sunday. A three-set victory is a bit misleading, because Medvedev — the current world No. 3 — fought hard and gave Djokovic a second set that lasted one hour and 45 minutes. Nevertheless, the Serbian veteran prevailed and won his fourth title at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Djokovic’s 24th title means he is now tied with Margaret Court for the most major singles titles ever. He arrived to this competition as the world No. 2 but will improve to No. 1 in the next rankings, extending his record total of 389 weeks at the top.

In the women’s competition, Gauff defeated upcoming world No. 1 Aryna Sabalenka on Saturday. Gauff is the first woman to win the Cincinnati Masters 1000 and US Open in the same year since Williams in 2014.

Prior to Sunday, Sabalenka had only lost one set in this tournament. She won the first set against Gauff, but the American rising star pulled off the comeback after shaking off some nerves. Gauff landed in New York as the No. 6 player in the world but will be climbing to a career-best No. 3 when the next rankings get released.

Notable absences in this year’s tournament included 22-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal and 2022 Wimbledon finalist Nick Kyrgios due to injury.

Here is all you need to know about the 2023 US Open:

Men’s final

  • No. 2 Novak Djokovic def. No. 3 Daniil Medvedev, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3

Women’s final

  • No. 6 Coco Gauff def. No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2

Men’s singles seeds

  1. Carlos Alcaraz
  2. Novak Djokovic
  3. Daniil Medvedev
  4. Holger Rune
  5. Casper Ruud
  6. Jannik Sinner
  7. Stefanos Tsitsipas
  8. Andrey Rublev
  9. Taylor Fritz
  10. Frances Tiafoe
  11. Karen Khachanov
  12. Alexander Zverev
  13. Alex de Minaur
  14. Tommy Paul
  15. Felix Auger-Aliassime
  16. Cameron Norrie
  17. Hubert Hurkacz
  18. Lorenzo Musetti
  19. Grigor Dimitrov
  20. Francisco Cerundolo
  21. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
  22. Adrian Mannarino
  23. Nicolas Jarry
  24. Tallon Griekspoor
  25. Alexander Bublik
  26. Dan Evans
  27. Borna Coric
  28. Christopher Eubanks
  29. Ugo Humbert
  30. Tomas Martin Etcheverry
  31. Sebastian Korda
  32. Laslo Djere

Women’s singles seeds

  1. Iga Swiatek
  2. Aryna Sabalenka
  3. Jessica Pegula
  4. Elena Rybakina
  5. Ons Jabeur
  6. Coco Gauff
  7. Caroline Garcia
  8. Maria Sakkari
  9. Marketa Vondrousova
  10. Karolina Muchova
  11. Petra Kvitova
  12. Barbora Krejcikova
  13. Daria Kasatkina
  14. Liudmila Samsonova
  15. Belinda Bencic
  16. Veronika Kudermetova
  17. Madison Keys
  18. Victoria Azarenka
  19. Beatriz Haddad Maia
  20. Jeļena Ostapenko
  21. Donna Vekic
  22. Ekaterina Alexandrova
  23. Zheng Qinwen
  24. Magda Linette
  25. Karolina Pliskova
  26. Elina Svitolina
  27. Anastasia Potapova
  28. Anhelina Kalinina
  29. Elisabetta Cocciaretto
  30. Sorana Cirstea
  31. Marie Bouzkova
  32. Elise Mertens

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