A number of famous personalities were present in the stands to witness the 2023 US Open men’s singles final between Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev on Sunday, September 10.
Djokovic beat Ben Shelton 6-3, 6-2, 7-6(4) in the semifinals while Medvedev triumphed 7-6(3), 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 over last year’s champion Carlos Alcaraz to set up the highly-anticipated title clash. The list of celebrities in attendance during Sunday’s final included Hollywood royalty Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, and Nicole Kidman.
McConaughey, in fact, was seated close to Novak Djokovic’s family.
Singers Justin Timberlake and Sting were also in attendance at the Arthur Ashe Stadium, as were Jerry Seinfeld, Martha Stewart, and tennis legend Stan Smith.
Rapper Lil Wayne was also in attendance for the US Open final, as were Timothee Chalamet and Kylie Jenner.
Novak Djokovic claims a historic 24th Grand Slam title by winning US Open 2023
Novak Djokovic went on to defeat Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 7-6(5), 6-3 in the final to win his fourth US Open title and 24th Grand Slam overall. The Russian made things a little hard for Djokovic during the second set but there was no stopping the Serb eventually. Djokovic dropped just two sets en route to the title — both against his compatriot Laslo Djere in the third round.
He is the oldest player to win the New York Major in the Open Era, at 36 years old. Djokovic has surpassed Ken Rosewall, who was 35 years, 10 months, and 11 days old when he won in 1970.
The Serb has set a new record for the most Major singles titles in the Open Era, surpassing Serena Williams. He has also equaled Margaret Court’s tally for the most Grand Slams in tennis history.
Djokovic’s win will see him return to the World No. 1 ranking on Monday, September 11, dethroning Carlos Alcaraz. He now has a sizeable lead over the Spaniard, being ahead of him by over 3,000 points.
The Serb has had an impressive 2023 season, winning 45 out of 50 matches, with five titles to his name. The US Open is his third Grand Slam of the season, having previously won the Australian Open and the French Open. Djokovic also reached the Wimbledon final, where he lost to Carlos Alcaraz.