Daniil Medvedev: Beating Novak Djokovic in US Open final was my best memory

Medvedev won his first Grand Slam title after beating Djokovic in the 2021 US open final.

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Daniil Medvedev: Beating Novak Djokovic in US Open final was my best memory

Daniil Medvedev says it is always "an amazing feeling" to beat Novak Djokovic. Medvedev, 27, defeated Djokovic 6-4 6-4 in the Dubai semifinal. For Medvedev, it was his first win against Djokovic since the 2021 US Open final, when he handed the Serb a straight-set defeat.

"I mean, every time I beat Novak is amazing feeling. He's probably the greatest tennis player of all time, or at least one of the two or one of the three, I don't know, one of five, whatever. Amazing player. Every time I manage to beat him, is amazing.

Of course, beating him in US Open final was my best memory because that's my only slam. To beat someone like him in the final is just a dream come true and forever in my memories," Medvedev said, per Sportskeeda.

Medvedev: This was not my best performance against Djokovic

Djokovic won his first 15 matches of the season before Medvedev handed him a loss in Dubai.

After the Dubai match, Medvedev acknowledged that his performance against Djokovic in the 2021 US Open final remains his best performance. "I actually don't think I was in the complete zone. For example, I feel like in US Open I was playing much better.

I was a few moments kind of not tight, I'm never really tight, but let's call it under pressure because Novak, I felt like even if he doesn't feel his best, he was missing some shots, I felt that he wants to come back," Medvedev explained.

Meanwhile, Medvedev was able to end his losing streak against Djokovic. After beating Djokovic in the 2021 US Open final, Medvedev won the next four meetings against the Serb. In Dubai, Medvedev clinched his first win over Djokovic in a year and a half. Following their latest match, Djokovic now owns a 9-5 head-to-head against Medvedev.

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