The US Open has reached finals weekend as Novak Djokovic takes on Daniil Medvedev in the Men’s Singles showpiece in New York.
Djokovic will face Medvedev after the Russian impressively knocked out reigning champion and No.1 seed Carlos Alcaraz.
The pair meet again in the US Open final two years after Medvedev won his only Grand Slam of his career in the same clash.
However, he will face a very tough task to repeat that feat against one of tennis’ icons who aims to lift his incredible 24th Grand Slam trophy.
US Open Men’s Singles Final: Date and how to follow
The US Open Men’s Singles final is scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 10.
It will be played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York.
The action is set to get underway at 9pm UK time.
The entire Grand Slam is being broadcast live on Sky Sports.
Fans can watch the event on TV or via the Sky Go app on tablet and mobile devices.
US Open Men’s Singles Final: Prize money
The prize pool for the 2023 US Open Singles is £35million.
This is over double the prize fund for the 2022 tournament where players played for their share of £14.5million in total.
The winner of the Men’s Singles final will receive £2.4million, with the runner-up taking home £1.2million.
All winnings are distributed equally to men’s and women’s singles players throughout all rounds.
US Open Men’s Singles Final: What has been said?
“I understand every time in a Grand Slam final, it’s another shot for history,” Djokovic said as he closes in on Margaret Court’s all-time record.
“I’m aware of it, and of course I’m very proud of it,” he added.
“But I don’t have much time, nor do I allow myself to reflect on these things or think about the history too much.
“When I did that in the past, like the 2021 final here, I was maybe overwhelmed with the occasion and the opportunity, and I underperformed.
“I don’t want this to happen again. I’ll try to just focus on what needs to be done and tactically prepare myself for that match.”
Medvedev said: “I think the only way I can use [the 2021 final] is thinking that Novak, when he loses, he’s never the same after. He’s different. It’s just a different mentality.
“That’s why he has 23 Grand Slams, many Masters 1000s [titles] and weeks at number one,” he added.
“So I have to use it knowing that he’s going to be 10 times better than he was that day, and if I want to still beat him, I have to be 10 times better than I was that day. That’s what I’m going to try to do.
“Novak is going to be his best version on Sunday, and I have to be the best-ever version of myself if I want to try to beat him.”
US Open Men’s Singles Final: The draw
- Carlos Alcaraz BEAT Alexander Zverev – 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
- Daniil Medvedev BEAT Andrey Rublev – 6-4, 6-3, 6-4
- Ben Shelton BEAT Frances Tiafoe – 6-2, 3-6, 7-6, 6-2
- Novak Djokovic BEAT Taylor Fritz – 6-1, 6-4, 6-4
Friday, September 8
- Medvedev BEAT Alcaraz – 7-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
- Djokovic BEAT Shelton – 6-3, 6-2, 7-6
Sunday, September 10
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