World No. 1 Novak Djokovic acknowledged that Daniil Medvedev got here out on the court docket very decided to win the US Open title. Medvedev, seeded at No. 2, noticed off top-seeded Djokovic 6-4 6-4 6-4 within the US Open last to seize his maiden Grand Slam title.
Medvedev’s serve was completely excellent, shedding his serve solely as soon as in opposition to Djokovic. “I imply, he was hitting his spots very properly. He got here out very decided on the court docket. You can really feel that he was simply at highest of his skills in each shot.
He had a variety of readability what he must do tactically. He has executed it completely,” Djokovic mentioned. “The opposite hand, I used to be just under par with my sport. My legs weren’t there. I used to be making an attempt. I did my greatest. Yeah, I made a variety of unforced errors.
I did not have — no serve actually. “Should you’re enjoying somebody like Medvedev who hits his spots so properly, simply aces, will get a variety of free factors on his first serve, you are consistently feeling strain in your service video games.
“I used to be under par with every thing, to be sincere. So simply considered one of today the place sadly, yeah, wasn’t meant to be.”
Djokovic praised Medvedev for his efficiency
“It was totally different as a result of my feeling on the court docket was inferior to the one which I had in Paris.
Simply energy-wise I felt gradual. “However he did so properly. I imply, he was wonderful. Simply congratulate him, full credit score from his mentality, his strategy, his sport, every thing. He completely was the higher participant and deserved to win, little doubt about it.
“In fact I am upset with the general sport that I carried out at present. I do know I may have and will have carried out higher. However it’s sport, you already know. You win some, you lose some. It is a powerful loss, very powerful loss. However on the similar time I am comfortable for him as a result of he is a pleasant man and he deserves it. He actually does.”