Russian tennis star Daniel Medvedev prevented Serbia’s Novak Djokovic from dreaming of winning the US Open No. 1 final. Not only for his fourth victory in New York, his 21st Grand Slam, but also for his coveted grand slam diary. After the fight, the Serb burst into tears and Medvedev described him as the best in history.
Daniel Medvedev for his first laurels in the Big Four tournaments in the final after two hours and 16 minutes with 6: 4, 6: 4, 6: 4 defeated the first player in the world, Novak DjokovicThe
After the match, the Russian made a speech on the field Arthur Ash apologized to the fans and the opponent. “I apologize to you, the fans and Novak, we all know very well what he was chasing. And I will say something I have never said before. Novak, you are the best in the history of tennis for me.” Medvedev said after blocking Djokovic’s path to the 21st title – a record in the Big Four tournaments and a historic Grand Slam calendar – victories at the Australian Open, France, Wimbledon and the US Open.
“Thanks to my team, my family, it was not easy, thanks to everyone who helped me along the way. Thanks to the fans, you encouraged more for Novak, but that is understandable. You gave me a lot of energy anyway in 2019, when after out of five sets I lost the final against Rafael NadalIt was not easy, but thank you very much. “ Medvedev pointed out, then added jokingly that he would now have time to buy his wife Dasha a gift for her third wedding anniversary. “This will help with shopping” The coordinator of the ceremony joked after he also handed the 25-year-old Russian a check for $ 2.5 million.
“Relief. Glad it’s over” However, Djokovic’s first words were when asked how he felt in the moments after the defeat. “The pressure to make this tournament has reached new heights, everything I had to convey mentally and emotionally to the tournament in recent weeks … it was just a lot.” said the Serbian star, who could not hide his tears of frustration.
“I did not win the duel, but my heart is still full of happiness. I am the happiest person in the world, I feel special. I was thinking about both scenarios, both possibilities, how this can end for me. Thank you for your support. see you again soon “ Đoković added through tears, but congratulated the opponent: “If anyone has won a grand slam title, it’s you. Congratulations to you and your team, I think you have a great career ahead of you and many more Big Four wins.”