Djokovic’s bid for the grand victory slam does not meet its end. The final battle between Djokovic and Russian player Medvedev ends with a stunning 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 scorecard. Although the Serbian tennis player could not manage a win, the stars were in favor of Medvedev. By preventing Djokovic from winning the match, Medvedev won his first major championship.
The Perpetual Battle Between Djokovic, And Medvedev
Novak Djokovic is currently the world’s no. 1 Tennis player, and when he entered this match, he had the burden of many people’s expectations on his shoulders. Although he said that he would play this match with his heart and soul, it looks like that wasn’t enough.
In fact, he was far from his best performance that day, which worked in favor of Medvedev. Daniil Medvedev opened the performance with a bang. He ended Djokovic’s bid to win all major tournaments in one year and became the first man in 52 years with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 scorecard.
Djokovic previously beat Medvedev in the Australian Open finals. He also won the French Open and the Wimbledon consecutively in June and July. But, in the U.S. Open finals on Sunday, he made several mistakes. He could not transform the break chance into a shot up to the time when it was too late. He even ended up showing frustration on his racket by thrashing three times against the court.
While the day was destined to be Djokovic’s moment, where he could finally cross the threshold of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, it looks like fate had different plans for him. Medvedev started the game with a startling spirit and broke Djokovic’s serve in the first game. But, Medvedev also had three break points on his service game, and he also served 1-2 in the second set. So, it was a fair chance for Djokovic to reclaim the game.
But, alas! The day was not working for Djokovic well. Finally, Medvedev waved a backhand upon Djokovic’s toes as he was charging to the net, and that eventually floated Djokovic’s volley.
What’s Their Reaction To This Unexpected Match Result?
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Although Djokovic managed to beat Medvedev many times before this match, nobody seems to be talking about that now. Most recently, he also beat Medvedev in the Australian Open in February. So, it seems the world’s no. 1 Tennis player was confident of beating the no. 2 Tennis players this time also.
That’s why from the moment he stepped into the court, the crowd kept chanting his nickname; “Nole, Nole, Nole.” But, the NYC crowd did not show any special attention towards the Russian Tennis player, which worked as a motivation for Medvedev.
Djokovic was supposed to treat this match as if it was the last of his career. He said:
“I felt something I never felt in my life here in New York. The emotion, the energy was so strong. I mean, it’s as strong as winning 21 Grand Slams.”
But, no amount of public support could lift Djokovic’s game, so it was indeed a disappointing day for the Serbian player. On the contrary, Medvedev knew that Djokovic was about to rewrite history with this triumph, so he tried his best not to let his opponent win. He said:
“He was going for huge history. Knowing that I managed to stop him, it definitely makes it sweeter.”
Djokovic is indeed disappointed because he could not rewrite history. But, Medvedev indeed landed a benchmark in his Tennis career with this win. To stop such a promising player on his journey of making history grants the Russian player more confidence to perform even better in the future. However, we hope that Djokovic will make his comeback with a bang in the future, and we wish the player all the best.