Novak Djokovic is the big winner of the US Open 2023

The athlete celebrates his 24th Grand Slam victory

Last Sunday (10), during the United States Open Tennis Championships, which took place at Arthur Ashe Stadium, Novak Djokovic faced one of the greatest athletes in the competition, Daniil Medved, and with a two-set lead, managed to achieve yet another victory in his career. 

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Returning to the podium, the tennis player holds his 24th Grand Slam title and obtained his fourth trophy during the US Open competition. With a great celebration, the athlete referred to the victory by honoring Kobe Bryant, who was one of his great friends, with a shirt with the number 24.

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“I thought I would make this shirt eventually if I had a chance to win the tournament. Kobe was a close friend, we talked a lot about the winning mentality when I was battling an injury and trying to come back, to get back to the top of my game,” said Novak Djokovic.

The tennis player continued: “What happened a few years ago, the death of him and his daughter, hurt me deeply. I thought of 24 since it’s the jersey he wore when he became a Lakers and world basketball legend, so I thought it could be a cool and symbolic thing to recognize him for all the things he’s done.”

With an impressive trajectory, his latest victories and return to the courts after two years of refusing to receive the vaccine against Covid-19, the athlete tied with Margaret Court for the record for the most Grand Slam numbers of all time, surpassing even Serena Williams.

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