This season he dominated the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon, but failed in the final at the US Open. Novak Djokovic failed to win the calendar Grand Slam in history as the third tennis player in Sunday.
The Serbian world unit lost to Daniil Medvedev three times 4: 6. The Russian won the first trophy in the Big Four tournament.
Djokovic’s defeat was also watched by the legendary Australian Rod Laver, who won all grand slam tournaments in 1962 and 1969. In addition, in the late 1930s, American Don Budge succeeded.
The Serb did not avoid unusual mistakes in the match on his part, he did not succeed in the first serve, in the backhand or in longer exchanges. He also spoiled the rush to the net.
In the second set, he broke the rocket in frustration, for which he was warned:
When he already knew that he was missing the 21st trophy and this year he would not become independent at the head of the Grand Slam triumphs before Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, he started crying with a towel on his head.
Although Djokovic is often perceived as less popular with fans compared to the mentioned rivals, in New York he received warm support from the point of view.Read more Another miracle! Medvedev beat Djokovic 3-0 in sets in the final
“You touched my soul, I have never felt this way in New York.
I love you, thank you for your support and everything you have done for me tonight. I like you and I’ll see you soon, “said the trustees Marián Vajda and Goran Ivaniševič.
Tears appeared on his face even as he thanked him. By the way, he reached the final of the US Open for the ninth time, he managed the last step in it only three times.
“I’m glad it ended because it was a mentally demanding week. Preparing for this tournament was really difficult.
There was simply a lot of everything I had to deal with mentally and emotionally in recent weeks.
I couldn’t take the last step, but if you look at the overall picture, I have to be very happy with this year, “he continued.
He added that in the tennis book, the pages turn quickly.
“And I learned to come back after such painful losses. I still love this sport and I feel good on the court. If I do not lack motivation, I will stick to it, “he declared, paying homage to his opponent:
“Dannil, you played a fantastic match, an amazing tournament. If anyone deserves a grand slam trophy now, it’s you. “
Medvedev seemed to be suggesting to his team in the stands that he could moderate in the celebrations. According to the media, it could have been out of respect for the Serbian playing legend.
“First of all, I would like to apologize to you as an audience and to Novak, because we all know what was going on today.
What you have achieved throughout your career… I have never said this before, but you are the best tennis player in history, “Medvedev also addressed Djokovic to Djokovic.
By winning the grand slam trophy, he imitated compatriots Yevgeny Kafeľnikov (Roland Garros 1996, Australian Open 1999) and Marat Safin (US Open 2000, Australian Open 2005).
Source: Pravda.sk – Šport – Futbal – Hokej by sport.pravda.sk.
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