He’s a born competitor

Former world No. 84 Jean-Rene Lisnard insisted he knew Daniil Medvedev would beat Novak Djokovic within the US Open last and forestall the Serb from making tennis historical past. Medvedev, ranked at No. 2 on the earth, handed a 6-4 6-4 6-4 loss to Djokovic within the US Open last to raise his maiden Grand Slam title.

Lisnard, who by no means made it previous the third spherical a Grand Slam, in contrast Medvedev to Rafael Nadal since he sees the Spaniard’s stage of competitivness within the Russian. “It is easy to say it after every thing is completed however I knew he was going to win this US Open.

I’ve witnesses who can affirm this (laughs). Past that, what I imply is that I’m not stunned. Daniil has already misplaced two Grand Slam finals, and noticed how he hates a defeat, that it was inconceivable to lose a 3rd. Daniil is a born competitor, he hates dropping.

For that, he appears like Nadal. I can’t say what number of Grand Slam titles he’ll win, however I’m certain he shall be world no 1 at some point,” Lisnard stated, per We Love Tennis.

Medvedev was ‘scared’ of Djokovic

Medvedev suffered a straight-set defeat to Djokovic within the Australian Open last earlier this yr.

Medvedev fell beneath the stress within the Australian Open last and he was scared the identical would occur within the US Open last. “After I had Novak once more, I used to be scared in a approach as a result of I assumed if he destroys me another time it is going to carry my confidence down.

I’m actually completely happy to win,” Medvedev admitted. “The humorous factor about Novak is, with many gamers you want a plan in your head,” he stated. “With Novak, you want 15 as a result of each sport I’ve performed with him, both that I’ve gained or misplaced, was totally different. He was nervous, I used to be nervous – that’s tennis.”

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