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On Sunday afternoon, Daniil Medvedev defeated Novak Djokovic in the 2021 US Open men’s singles championship. The win was historic in two senses: Medvedev won his first career Grand Slam title and Djokovic’s bid for history was spoiled in the process.

Djokovic entered the final having won 27 consecutive Grand Slam matches. He needed just one more to become the first man since 1969 to win all four majors — the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open — in the same year, known as the calendar-year Grand Slam.

Medvedev’s upset also shut down Djokovic’s chance…

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