Singles Summary: U.S Open Recap

Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports (via
Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports (via

In the last several weeks, 128 men and women battled each other in intense tennis matches with millions of dollars on the line. Starting on August 22nd,  The U.S open held their 143th prestigious men’s and women’s tournament. Novak Djokovic and Coco Gauff took home this year’s title. The winners faced many challenging matches against serious competitors. 

Djokovic defeated Taylor Fritz in the quarter finals, Ben Shelton in the semi finals, and Daniil Medvedev in the finals. Djokovic and Medvedev had an intense match to cap off the tournament with an ending score of 6-3. Djokovic took home the men’s single title for Serbia and captured his fourth U.S title. This was a very surreal experience for him.

“It obviously means the world to me. I have to say it every time–that I’m really living my childhood dream: to compete at the highest level in the sport that has given me and my family so much,” Djokovic said. (Via ABC News)

Making only her 5th appearance in the U.S open, Coco Gauff took home the women’s single title at the age of 19 years old. Gauff won against Jelena Ostapenko in the quarter finals, Karolina Muchova in the semi finals, and Aryna Sabalenka in the finals. Gauff and Sabalenka went back and forth over the course of the match, but the final score came out to be 6-2. Gauff did an interview with TODAY News after the tournament and reflected on her win. 

“I think just imagine that your dream can come true, and you’ve just gotta keep working for it,” Gauff said. (Via TODAY News)

With Gauff taking home a U.S title for America, President Joe Biden had to comment on it. Biden congratulated Gauff through X (previously known as Twitter).  

“Congrats to U.S Open Champion @CocoGauff. You electrified Arthur Ashe stadium and the entire nation–the first of more to come and proof that anything is possible if you never give up and always believe. You’ve made America so proud,” Biden said. Via X (previously known as Twitter).

What an electrifying tournament with amazing matches and players! More eyes are on the sport of tennis even more after this historic moment. The tennis season never ends and there are even more tournaments to come in 2023.

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