World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev is hoping to make tennis history and be the player who prevented Novak Djokovic from winning a Calendar Grand Slam. Djokovic, ranked at No. 1 in the world, hasn't lost a match at the Grand Slam level this year and he will become the first player since 1969 to win all four Grand Slams in the same season if he wins the US Open.
"Yeah, I think from my side, of course I'm probably, if I can make this, I'm probably be in the history books a little bit somewhere like not letting him do this. But I don't really care about it. I think it's more about him, that it affects him," Medvedev said, when asked what if he faced Djokovic in the final.
"From one side, for sure he's going to feel the pressure a little bit about it, already today. From the other side, that what going to make him be even better in tough moments. "I don't know, let's say, maybe he's going to be losing two sets to one or zero and have a break.
Maybe some other slam, some other time, he would not -- you know, he always gives his best also, but he would not throw something up. Here we know that he will do everything to try to make it happen."
Medvedev to 'throw everything' at Djokovic
Medvedev beat Felix Auger-Aliassime in the first US Open semifinal.
In the second semifinal, Djokovic faced Alexander Zverev. Medvedev's press conference took place before the start of the Djokovic and Zverev match. "So, yeah, let's see how Sascha copes up with it. I'm going to watch the match to try to see how the match is going to go, the energy.
That's interesting," Medvedev added. "Again, about me, I'm just going to throw it everything, and I'm definitely not going to be thinking about Grand Slam or whatever."