Djokovic's Grand Slam record is the latest step to becoming the greatest - ESPN
NEW YORK -- Novak Djokovic raised his hands in the air before falling to his knees and crouching on the ground, as nearly 24,000 people stood and roared in ovation. While his face wasn't visible, his whole body shook as he sobbed.
On Sunday, Djokovic defeated Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-3, in the US Open final, further cementing his name among, or perhaps above, the sport's greatest. The triumph marks his 24th major singles title, the most by any player of the Open era, and ties Margaret Court's long-standing record for the most in tennis history.
"To make history [in] this sport is just something truly remarkable and special, obviously, in every possible way, in every possible meaning of the word," Djokovic said, while wearing a custom "24" jacket, on court after the win. "It's hard to describe the words. I had the childhood dream when I was seven, eight I wanted to become the best player in the world and win [the] Wimbledon trophy. That was [the] only thing I wanted.
"But then when I started to dream new dreams and set new objectives, new goals, I never imagined that I would be here standing with you talking about 24 Slams. I never thought that that would be the reality. But [in] the last couple of years I felt I had a chance, I have a shot at the history, and why not grab it if it's presented?"