World number 2 Daniil Medvedev emerged as the winner of the 2021 US Open. The Russian defeated Novak Djokovic in straight sets in the Grand Slam final and was denied his Calendar Slam in New York. After winning the 2021 US Open, Daniil Medvedev will play in the 2021 Laver Cup.
Surprisingly, the world's No. 2 player did something quite peculiar in the pre-tournament press conference. A journalist from the Novak Tennis Center in Belgrade, Serbia, asked Medvedev something during the press conference.
However, the Russian did not receive the question due to some network problems. Interestingly, before asking her to repeat his question, he taunted Novak Djokovic. "First of all, I think Novak has to improve the internet connection inside the center, because I heard only half of the question," Medvedev said and then laughed.
Started by Nole, the Novak Tennis Center currently has 14 tennis courts. In addition to teaching children and youth, the Center also offers adult education. With players like Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev and others, Team Europe will start as the favorite in the 2021 Laver Cup.
However, Felix Auger Aliassime, Reilly Opelka, Nick Kyrgios and others from Team World can pose a tough challenge to Team Europe. Although Team Europe won the last three editions of the Laver Cup with Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe and his Team World can cause quite a few surprises this time around, especially in the absence of the 'Big Three'
Toni Nadal speaks about Novak Djokovic
The defeat of Novak Djokovic in the finals of the US Open 2021 stunned tennis fans and pundits all around the world. While everyone expressed their opinions, Toni Nadal shared his thoughts on the match’s surprising outcome.
In an interview with Tennis Majors, Toni Nadal expressed his point of view on Novak Djokovic choking at US Open 2021 finals. Uncle Nadal felt that his opponent was World No.2 and not some ordinary tennis player. Daniil Medvedev obviously had the potential to be the champion which he showed throughput the tournament.
Toni Nadal applauded World No.1 Novak Djokovic, but emphasized that he was under a lot of pressure. "Undoubtedly the No. 2 in the world can beat him (Djokovic)," Toni Nadal said. "Although he is a great player, he is also under pressure and in the final match the pressure could have beaten him."
Toni Nadal also highlighted on Rafael Nadal’s foot injury by saying,”Things are going better. He has set his sights on starting in Australia. He will be fine. I’m convinced. The idea is to have a great year 2022.
He will put his all into it”. While the Spaniard is still recovering from his foot ailment, Uncle Toni is hopeful that Rafael Nadal will return to the court at Australian Open 2022.