Novak Djokovic, the world No. 2 ranked tennis player, secured a spot in the US Open final after winning his semifinal match against American player Ben Shelton. The victory marked Djokovic's tenth appearance in the final of the prestigious tournament. However, it was not just his win that made headlines that day. Seven-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady was also in attendance at the US Open Tennis Championships in Queens, New York City. Brady, accompanied by his three children - Jack, Benjamin, and Vivian - was seen greeting Djokovic after his semifinal victory.
The US Open shared a heartwarming video on social media capturing the moment when Brady and Djokovic met. In the clip, the NFL legend is seen shaking hands and hugging Djokovic, offering words of encouragement. "Keep kicking ass - like always," Brady said, to which Djokovic replied, "Trying, trying." Brady then introduced his children to the tennis star, but not before revealing that they had missed Djokovic's match against Shelton due to school commitments in Miami.
Brady, a close friend of Djokovic, has been a strong supporter of the tennis player. In fact, he was present in June when Djokovic won the French Open, and the two have developed a bond over the years. Djokovic has spoken highly of Brady's longevity and recovery approach, finding common ground in their approaches to their respective sports.
Following their interaction, Brady and his family made their way to the stands at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, where they watched the match between Daniil Medvedev and Carlos Alcaraz. Medvedev eventually emerged victorious, setting up a final showdown with Djokovic.
The stage is now set for the highly anticipated men's final of the 2021 US Open, where Djokovic and Medvedev will battle for the title. Djokovic, a three-time US Open winner, had also clinched the Australian Open earlier this year and is vying to add another Grand Slam title to his impressive collection. However, Medvedev, known for his powerful game and impressive performance in recent tournaments, poses a formidable challenge to Djokovic's ambitions.
As Djokovic and Medvedev prepare to face each other in the final, the presence of Tom Brady at the US Open adds an extra layer of excitement to the event. With a combined total of 30 titles - 23 men's singles titles for Djokovic and seven Super Bowl wins for Brady - these two sporting legends continue to captivate fans with their extraordinary achievements. The final promises to be a thrilling contest as Djokovic seeks to extend his dominance in tennis, while Medvedev aims to make a statement with a major victory against one of the sport's greatest players.
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