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US Open 2023: Djokovic's Mockery of Ben Shelton's Celebration Steals Spotlight

US Open 2023: Djokovic's Mockery of Ben Shelton's Celebration Steals Spotlight
Novak Djokovik and Ben Shelton Celebration

A surprising turn of events in the U.S. Open semifinals Just when the U.S. Open was gearing up for an exciting weekend, Daniil Medvedev, known for his unique style, threw a curveball with a stunning victory over Carlos Alcaraz. Here's how it all unfolded.

Medvedev's Upset Over Alcaraz

In a match that defied expectations, reigning champion Carlos Alcaraz faced off against the unpredictable Daniil Medvedev. Medvedev, known for his playful personality and unconventional playing style, gave Alcaraz a run for his money, ultimately prevailing with a score of 7-6 (3), 6-1, 3-6, 6-3. Alcaraz showed flashes of brilliance, but Medvedev's relentless pursuit of every ball and his lethal serve made the difference.

A Rematch of the 2021 U.S. Open Final

The outcome of this semifinal disrupted plans for an Alcaraz-Djokovic showdown, creating a rematch of the 2021 U.S. Open final between Medvedev and Djokovic. Last year, Medvedev stunned the tennis world by defeating Djokovic, derailing Djokovic's quest for a calendar year Grand Slam. 

Djokovic's Dominance

In the other side of the draw, Novak Djokovic faced off against Ben Shelton, a rising star in the tennis world. Djokovic's tactical prowess and efficiency were on full display as he dismantled Shelton with a score of 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4). Despite Shelton's flashy play and powerful shots, Djokovic's experience and strategy prevailed.

Djokovic's Take on Celebration

After the match, Djokovic mimicked Shelton's unique post-match celebration, sparking a bit of controversy. Shelton, however, didn't seem bothered by it, stating that winning the match allows players to celebrate however they like.

Djokovic's Grand Slam Final Streak

Djokovic's victory secured his place in his 36th Grand Slam final, underlining his dominance in the sport. He spoke about his unwavering belief in his abilities and his dedication to achieving success in major tournaments.Djokovic and Medvedev set to clash in the U.S. Open final, tennis fans are in for an intriguing battle between two formidable opponents.

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