Former world No. 1 Boris Becker stated he by no means noticed Novak Djokovic “so clueless” like within the US Open last towards Daniil Medvedev. Djokovic, who was aiming to win a document twenty first Grand Slam and change into the primary participant since 1969 to win all 4 Majors in the identical 12 months, suffered a 6-4 6-4 6-4 loss to Medvedev within the US Open last.
“He (Novak Djokovic) needed to make historical past,” Becker informed Eurosport. “He needed to change into probably the most profitable Grand Slam participant of all time. He didn’t need to change into probably the greatest – he needed to change into the perfect, and he would have underlined that with a victory right here at the moment.
I’ve by no means seen Novak so clueless”. Becker, who had an especially profitable stint with Djokovic, acknowledged that Medvedev deserved to win the title. “Daniil Medvedev deserved to win at the moment; deserved to win the match,” Becker continued.
“He was the perfect participant over these two weeks and solely misplaced one set in complete on the way in which to his first Grand Slam”.
Djokovic admitted Medvedev was the higher participant
After the match, 20-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic admitted Medvedev outsmarted him and acknowledged that his sport wasn’t the place it wanted to be.
“I imply, he was hitting his spots very nicely. He got here out very decided on the courtroom. You can really feel that he was simply at highest of his skills in each shot. He had plenty of readability what he must do tactically. He has executed it completely.
“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 plenty of unforced errors. I did not have — no serve actually. “I used to be under par with the whole lot, to be sincere. So simply considered one of lately the place sadly, yeah, wasn’t meant to be.”