Medvedev, playing in his third major final, at last hoisted a Grand Slam trophy while avenging a straight sets defeat by Djokovic earlier this year in the Australian Open final.
One more victory will give the 34-year-old Djokovic the first calendar-year Slam since Rod Laver accomplished it 52 years ago.
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Rafa Nadal, 20-time Grand Slam champion, says two-week gap between French Open and Wimbledon not enough time for him to recuperate after demanding clay-court season.
Novak Djokovic handed 13-time champion Rafael Nadal only his third defeat in 16 years and 108 matches at the French Open to reach his sixth Roland Garros final after an epic showdown which even beat the country's Covid-19 curfew.
Rafael Nadal beats the world number one Novak Djokovic 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 in 2 hours and 49 minutes to clinch the title while fellow French Open champion Iga Swiatek claims women's tournament in just 45 minutes.
Novak Djokovic used superb serving and his usual relentless returning and baseline supremacy to grab 11 of 13 games in one stretch and beat a visibly frustrated Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 on Sunday for a third trophy in a row.
Top seed Novak Djokovic passed his first real test at this year's French Open with flying colours as he battled past Russia's Karen Khachanov 6-4 6-3 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals for the 14th time.
Novak Djokovic overcame a sluggish start to lift his fifth Italian Open title while Simona Halep won her first title in Rome.
Djokovic tied Rafael Nadal’s record by earning his 35th title at a Masters 1000 tournament, overcoming a sluggish start to beat Milos Raonic 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the Western & Southern Open final and improve to 23-0 this season.
The 33-year-old Serbian has won five of the past seven men's singles Slam crowns but came to the US hardcourts only after assurances from European officials that players returning from the US would not face a long quarantine before upcoming events.
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