World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev felt sorry for 20-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic following their last conflict on the US Open. Medvedev, 25, noticed off Djokovic 6-4 6-4 6-4 to win his maiden Grand Slam title. Had Djokovic overwhelmed Medvedev, he would have received a document twenty first Grand Slam and develop into the primary participant since 1969 to win all 4 Majors in the identical yr.
“I do really feel sorry for Novak as a result of I can’t think about what he feels. I do not know this sense. It positively makes it sweeter. I imply, a Grand Slam is a Grand Slam. I’d win it in opposition to Botic within the last, in all probability I’d be similar pleased,” Medvedev mentioned.
“For the boldness and for my future profession, figuring out that I beat anyone who was 27-0 in a yr in Grand Slams, I misplaced to him in Australia, he was going for big historical past, and figuring out that I managed to cease him it positively makes it sweeter and brings me confidence for what’s to return on arduous courts to date, however let’s examine about different surfaces.”
Medvedev confirmed respect for Djokovic
In the course of the trophy ceremony, Medvedev mentioned that for him Djokovic was the best participant of all time. This season, Djokovic broke the document for many weeks spent as world No. 1 and he’s now a Grand Slam away from breaking the all-time Main document.
“Yeah, you realize, I am not going to repeat in all probability once more. However, yeah, it is there. It is trustworthy what I mentioned. I really feel like it may be even in a manner just a little bit disrespectful to another guys, which everyone knows. That is simply I had him there behind me,” Medvedev mentioned.
“Once more, what I mentioned just isn’t like I’d have one other participant behind me and beat him within the last, I’d haven’t mentioned it. So that is what I feel. And, yeah, that is all I must say.”