The US Open 2021 came to an end with an incredible final. Daniil Medvedev did what it seemed impossible and beat Novak Djokovic in three sets 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to win his first Grand Slam. One day before, Emma Raducanu won the women's singles tournament.
On the women’s side, the US Open has a new champion this year. Teenager Emma Raducanu, 18, won the title for the first time making history as being the only player that lift the trophy after coming from the qualy. Also, Raducanu is the youngest Grand Slam champion since Maria Sharapova in Wimbledon 2004 (17). She beat Leylah Fernandez 6-4, 6-3 in the first teenage US Open final since 1999.
Meanwhile, on the men’s side Daniil Medvedev is the first man who could beat Novak Djokovic this year in a Grand Slam. The Serbian was aiming to become the first man to win the calendar Grand Slam since 1969 if and break the record of majors (men), however, the Russian played an incredible match and took home the trophy. Here, check out all the previous champions of the US Open in the Open Era.
US Open men's singles champions: List by year (Open Era)
While the US Open, formerly known as the US National Championships, has been played since 1887, the tournament became “open”, meaning that all professional players could participate, in 1968. It was the second Grand Slam to do so, after Wimbledon.
Since then, three men have the record of most US Open Championships: Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras and Roger Federer, all with five. However, Federer is the only one of them that won them all in consecutive years (2004-08). Here, check out all the champions:
|2009||Juan Martin Del Potro|
US Open women's single champions: List by year (Open Era)
On the women’s side, Chris Evert (1975-1978) has the record for most consecutive titles with four. She also shares the record with most overall titles at six (1975–1978, 1980, 1982) with Serena Williams (1999, 2002, 2008, 2012–2014). Here, check out all the champions:
|1971||Billie Jean King|
|1972||Billie Jean King|
|1974||Billie Jean King|
|1994||Arantxa Sanchez Vicario|
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