US Open 2021 Champion, Daniil Medvedev Praises Novak Djokovic: Okezone Sports

DANIIL Medvedev came out as the champion US Open 2021 after beating the world number one, Novak Djokovic. However, after becoming the 2021 US Open champion, Daniil Medvedev instead praised Novak Djokovic as the greatest tennis player in history.

In the men’s singles final match at the US Open 2021 which was held on Monday (13/9/2021) early in the morning, Daniil Medvedev frustrated Novak Djokovic. Daniil Medvedev also won three straight sets with a score of 6-4, 6-4 and 6-4.

The defeat also made Novak Djokovic’s hopes of winning four Grand Slam titles in one year vanish. He failed to match Rod Laver’s record of winning four major tournaments in 1962 and 1969.

However, Daniil Medvedev, who became the culprit of the failure, still praised Novak Djokovic as the greatest player in tennis history. He appreciates what his opponent has achieved this year.

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“First of all, sorry to you fans and Novak. We all know what he did today. What have you (Djokovic) achieved this year and throughout your career. For me, I have never said this before, you are the greatest tennis player in history,” Medvedev said.

As for Daniil Medvedev, victory at the 2021 US Open became the first major tournament title of his career. He also expressed his gratitude to all those who have helped him reach his current best point.

Daniil Medvedev

“I want to thank my team, those who were here and watching. My parents, my family, my sister,” said the 25-year-old.

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“Some of my friends are here, thank you because it was not an easy journey to win a Slam. I am very grateful to you for helping me along this journey,” concluded Daniil Medvedev.

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