Daniil Medvedev mocks Novak Djokovic after the US Open final!

During the on-court interview, Medvedev shared words of praise for Djokovic, also making fun of the Serbian champion

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Daniil Medvedev mocks Novak Djokovic after the US Open final!
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Daniil Medvedev was unable to repeat the milestone achieved in 2021, when he won his first Slam title, beating Novak Djokovic in the final at the US Open.
This time the Serbian champion played a practically perfect match, finishing the match in straight sets, showing a technical, tactical and mental level clearly superior to that of his opponent.

During the on-court interview, Medvedev shared words of praise for Djokovic, also making fun of the Serbian champion. The Russian said: "First of all, I want to ask Novak, what are you still doing here, come on! I mean , jokes apart, I mean, what is it? Our third final? Maybe not the last, hope so because you probably gonna be in many more.

I don't know when you are planning to slow down a little bit but congrats to you and your team. I mean 24. I feel like I have not a bad career and I have 20 titles, you have 24 Grand Slams, wow. And so, congrats to you and your team, you guys are amazing."

The key of the US Open final

Nole is solid, at times unplayable.

Thus Novak Djokovic wins the 24th Slam, the fourth title of the US Open, defeating Daniil Medvedev in the final with the result of 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-3. Having developed a certain parity on the long rallies, the Serbian's extra weapon is the serve and volley: taking advantage of the Russian tennis player's very distant position in response, he uses the outside serve to master the net.

A fundamental key also and above all when fatigue looms, in a second set played at otherworldly levels, closed with yet another tiebreak won by Djokovic. In the third, the two decline, but the mental energy of number one makes the difference.

So, two years of US exile later, Djokovic avenged his previous defeat, beat Medvedev and equaled Margaret Smith's record for the number of Slams won in a singles event. 24 Slams, a record that had lasted since the 1973 US Open.

50 years after that record, Djokovic became the most successful tennis player of all time in a singles event, together with the Australian tennis player

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