Daniil Medvedev: No doubt US Open final was most important match of my career

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Daniil Medvedev: No doubt US Open final was most important match of my career

World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev admitted the US Open final against Novak Djokovic was the most important match of his career. Medvedev, 25, saw off Djokovic 6-4 6-4 6-4 in the US Open final to lift his maiden Grand Slam title and prevent the Serb from winning a record 21st Grand Slam and from becoming the first player since 1969 to win all four Majors in the same year.

Medvedev lost to Djokovic in this year's Australian Open final and he was determined to perform much better in the US Open final. "There is no doubt that the final against Djokovic this year was the most important of my career.

It has been a memorable year for me, although there were also some hard times," Medvedev told Sport-express.

Medvedev was 'super happy' after winning the US Open

"Everything that happens for the first time is special. When I won my first junior tournament, it meant a lot to me.

When I won my first future, I was happy. I think when you repeat something, there is a little bit different emotions unless you make history," Medvedev said after winning the US Open. "Why I say this is because now winning the Masters, I'm super happy, strong achievement.

Not many player won a Masters in their career. But the only thing I was thinking after winning another Masters is I need more, I want to try to do more. "You never know if you're going to achieve it in your career. Again I was always saying, If I don't, I just want to know that I did my best to do it.

"Now it's a bit -- I don't know if (indiscernible) is a good word, but a lot of happiness. That's my first Grand Slam. I don't know how I'm going to feel if I win a second one or third one. That's my first one, so I'm really happy. Means a lot to me."

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