The current number 2 ranked Men’s Singles tennis player in the world, Daniil Medvedev has finally got his hands on a Grand Slam trophy. It has been quite the ride for the Russian, whose consistency has finally paid off with arguably the biggest title of his career so far. In 2019, Medvedev had reached his first-ever Grand Slam final, incidentally at the US Open. But on that night, he came out second-best in a 5-set thriller. Fast forward to 2 years later, and the Russian found himself in another US Open final. But this time, against all odds, the Russian prevailed in straight sets against the World Number 1, Novak Djokovic.
Daniil Medvedev was absolutely clinical in the tournament, to say the least. He was rolling over opponents and lost just one set enroute to the final. Djokovic on the other hand had lost 6 sets coming into the final. Moreover, the Serbian had battled past Alexander Zverev in a 5 sets thriller. And it’s never easy to come back two days later and fight again. But Djokovic looked pretty good in the final, Medvedev even more so.
High Stakes At The US Open 2021 Men’s Singles Final
The stakes were pretty damn high in the US Open final. On one hand, Medvedev was chasing his maiden Grand Slam title while on the other hand, Djokovic was looking to create history by becoming the first-ever player in the Open Era to claim 21 Grand Slams. It was a high-pressure match for both tennis players, and both played their hearts out. But in the end, Medvedev prevailed in straight sets. It is a morale-boosting victory for Daniil Medvedev and this just goes to show the depth of men’s tennis. Surely, the future of men’s tennis looks really bright.
Daniil Medvedev At US Open 2021
Medvedev had a tough run at the US Open 2021, but he prevailed in stunning fashion. Here’s how he fared throughout the tournament.
1st Round: vs Richard Gasquet – 6-4, 6-3, 6-1
2nd Round: vsDominik Koepfer – 6-4, 6-1, 6-2
3rd Round: vs Pablo Andujar – 6-0, 6-4, 6-3
4th Round: vs Daniel Evans (24) – 6-3, 6-4, 6-3
Quarterfinal: vs Botic van de Zandschulp – 6-3, 6-0, 4-6, 5-7
Semifinal: vs Feliz Auger-Aliassime (12) – 6-4, 7-5, 6-2
Final: vs Novak Djokovic (1) – 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
As mentioned earlier, Daniil Medvedev just dropped one set enroute to capturing his first-ever Grand Slam title. An extraordinary achievement by the Russian!
Sweet Victory For Medvedev
The Grand Slam victory was a bit extra sweet for Daniil Medvedev because incidentally, the day he won his first major, it happened to be his marriage anniversary. In his trophy presentation speech, Medvedev made it known to the general public about his marriage anniversary and said that he couldn’t think of a better gift to give his wife than winning the US Open. It was an absolutely heart-melting moment for the Medvedev family. Daniil Medvedev has finally got the Grand Slam duck off his back, and perhaps better things are in store for him. Surely, he’s got more Grand Slam titles in him but only time will tell. Let’s hope that we can get to see more of the Medvedev Masterclass in the coming years.