The Serb had certainly been tested by opponent Daniil Medvedev but was once again just too strong, too sharp and too determined in comparison.
His reaction immediately after winning match point was somewhat muted, perhaps the result of an exhausting encounter inside the Arthur Ashe Stadium, though all his passion came through when he celebrated with friends and family in the stands.
Novak Djokovic was just too strong for opponent Daniil Medvedev during the US Open final.
They were celebrations fit for the occasion: Djokovic has not only won three out of the four grand slams this year, but also equalled Margaret Court’s record of 24 major singles titles.
Djokovic’s coach, grand slam champion Goran Ivanišević, has been a member of the 36-year-old’s inner circle since 2019 and he heaped praise on Djokovic’s record-equalling achievement.
“He is a genius. He is one of a kind. There are not too many people in this world like him, sports wise,” Ivanišević told reporters after the final on Sunday.
“This is one of the biggest achievements in sports history, not just tennis.”
If Djokovic winning in New York felt inevitable, so too does the possibility of him winning another grand slam before he retires.
One more crown would put him clear of Court’s long-standing record and would further cement his place among the greatest players in history.
Djokovic seemingly has no plans of hanging up his racket anytime soon and Ivanišević insists his player still has the desire to compete at the highest level.
“He is a winner. He’s the guy who is motivating himself,” he added.
“He had luck to have guys like Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer, they came before him, so they pushed each other.
“When you tell him he cannot do something, it’s even worse. Then he’s going to show you that he can do it. No excuses.