US Open 2023 men’s final: What time does Novak Djokovic vs Daniil Medvedev start today?

Novak Djokovic will meet Daniil Medvedev in Sunday’s final – Getty Images/Mike Stobe

Daniil Medvedev says he will have to be the “best-ever version” of himself if he is to win today’s US Open final against Novak Djokovic.

Medvedev was the surprise winner of his semi-final against world number one and defending champion Carlos Alcaraz and will now try to deny Djokovic a 24th grand-slam title.

“Against Novak, it’s always the same. He is always better than the previous time he plays,” said Medvedev. “For example, I beat him in the US Open final [in 2021], then he beat me in Bercy in a great match. Carlos beat him at Wimbledon, he beat him in Cincinnati.

“Novak is going to be his best version on Sunday, and I have to be the best-ever version of myself if I want to try to beat him.”

Djokovic, who beat Ben Shelton in straight sets to reach the final, is bidding to become the oldest New York champion in the Open era, surpassing 35-year-old Ken Rosewall in 1970.

“The fact is that at 36, every grand-slam final could be the last one,” he said. “So I think that I probably value these occasions and opportunities to win another slam more than maybe 10 years ago, because 10 years ago I felt like I still have quite a few years ahead of me.

“I don’t know how many I have ahead of me now, or I don’t know how many of the years where I play four slams in the whole season I have in front of me.

“So of course I am aware of the occasion. But I try to approach Sunday’s match as basically any other match with intention to win, and I’ll play my opponent.

“Knowing that it’s going to be the toughest challenge, without a doubt, not just because it’s a final but also because of who I’m playing, the last time I faced him in a grand-slam final I lost.”

How to watch the men’s final on TV in the UK

Coverage on Sky Sports begins at 8.30pm today (UK time) with the final getting under way at 9pm UK time. That’s a 4pm start in New York.

Gigi Salmon presents the coverage alongside Martina Navratilova, Tim Henman, Johanna Konta, Feliciano López, Marion Bartoli, Jordanne Whiley, Laura Robson, Jamie Murray, Karthi Gnanasegaram, Emma Paton and Jonathan Overend.

How to watch the men’s final on TV in the US

ESPN have the broadcasting rights to show the final.

What time does the final start?

The men’s final is at 9pm.

What is the US Open prize money?

The US Open total prize pool is £51.4 million, up eight per cent on 2022.

The men’s and women’s singles champions will each take home £2.37 million and the runners-up will earn £1.18 million.

Coco Gauff won yesterday’s women’s final, coming from a set down to beat Aryna Sabalenka.

Who won last year?

Last year, Alcaraz claimed a maiden major title as he defeated Casper Ruud 6-4, 2-6, 7-6, 6-3. This year Alcaraz was beaten by Medvedev in the semi-final.

Latest odds?

Men’s singles final

  • Novak Djokovic 2/5

  • Daniil Medvedev 11/5

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