Sunday afternoon, Daniel Medvedev defeated Novak Djokovic in the 2021 U.S. Open Men’s Singles ChampionshipThis victory is historic in two senses: Medvedev won the first Grand Slam championship of his career, and Djokovic’s struggle for history was destroyed in the process.
Djokovic won the final in 27 consecutive Grand Slam matches. He only needs to do one more to become the first since 1969 to win all four Grand Slams (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open) in the same year, which is the so-called The grand slams over the years.
Medvedev’s loss also made Djokovic lose the chance to surpass rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to set a record for Grand Slam singles championship (at least this season). Now, Djokovic will still be tied with his “Big Three” rivals at the end of this tennis season, each of whom has won 20 Grand Slam titles.
The 25-year-old Medvedev fell to the ground after winning the championship points. Shock? incredible? Well, yes, but obviously more than that.
It is not exactly the same as the signature’Landing‘Many tennis players celebrate after winning. It’s a little different. Medvedev explained his celebration at the award ceremony after the game.
“Only legends can understand,” Medvedev prefaced. “What I did after the game was L2 + Left. Thank you.”
Medvedev seems to be referring to his flop celebrations coming out of FIFA video games.If a FIFA player presses the two buttons (L2 and the left side) on the PlayStation controller, it will cause The exact same fall celebration Medvedev did it after winning. Therefore, Medvedev must also appreciate some FIFA moves in his free time. You have to wonder how long he waited to copy this FIFA goal celebration into his reality celebration once he won his first Grand Slam title.