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US Open: Daniil Medvedev beats Novak Djokovic in men’s final

The 25-year-old Medvedev, enjoying in his third grand slam final, turned the third Russian man to win a significant singles title and the ninth completely different US Open men’s singles champion of the final 14 years.

After his victory, he thanked pals, household and followers for giving him power all through the week. He ended his speech by wishing his spouse a cheerful anniversary.

“During the event I could not consider a gift or something, but when I lose I’ve to consider a gift,” Medvedev stated.

The world No. 2 additionally praised Djokovic, who was in tears after the match, for his accomplishments.

“For me, you’re the biggest tennis participant in the historical past,” Medvedev stated.

In return, Djokovic stated that his opponent deserved to win the title: “I want you a lot extra grand slams, many extra majors, I’m certain you may be on this stage in the long run once more,” he stated.

Djokovic had been seeking to win a document twenty first grand slam title and full the primary men’s calendar grand slam — successful the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open in the identical 12 months — since Rod Laver in 1969.

Sunday’s match means Djokovic stays tied with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on 20 grand slam titles.

Medvedev, who defeated twelfth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada in straight units to succeed in the final, misplaced to Rafael Nadal in 5 units in the 2019 US Open final and fell in the Australian Open final to Djokovic in straight units earlier this 12 months.

However, Medvedev seemed ominous all through this 12 months’s competitors, dropping only one set on the best way to the final the place he was capable of get revenge for his Melbourne loss and scupper Djokovic’s hopes of a 12 months for the ages.

After his semifinal win towards Auger-Aliassime, Medvedev stated he realized loads from the misplaced final towards Djokovic in Melbourne.

“He was enjoying completely different than the matches he did earlier than me, and I used to be form of not prepared for it, so now I’m,” Medvedev said of Djokovic’s ways.

A second of progress

For Medvedev, his 2019 US Open expertise was a time of ups and downs.

During a match, he was fined for unsportsmanlike conduct and a visual obscenity. As a outcome, he turned a defacto villain in the eyes of the New York crowd. However, due to his persona, charisma and glorious play, he received them again over the next rounds.

Before this 12 months’s US Open, he hoped it could be a “love” relationship between him and the followers. And because the expertise in 2019, he has realized to simply be himself.

“Of course, I take classes,” he explained to CNN Sport earlier than the event this 12 months. “What it’s best to do and what you should not do on the tennis courtroom. But as a tennis participant, I’m undoubtedly completely different.

“It was a brand new expertise that made me consider in myself much more and made me higher as a tennis participant.”

In a promising outcrop of younger, up-and-coming stars in men’s tennis, Medvedev could be on the forefront.

Having beforehand fallen on the final hurdle in grand slam finals, a victory on the ATP Tour Finals in 2020 was a breakthrough second for the Russian as he turned the primary participant to defeat the world No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 on his method to successful the season-ending event.

CNN’s Homero De La Fuente contributed to this report.

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