A Year After Tsitsipas’ Petty Cincinnati Celebration, Daniil Medvedev Gives the Greek Talent a Taste of His Own Medicine With His ‘Ridiculous’ Revenge in Rome

Published 05/21/2023, 4:01 AM EDT

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The tennis world has witnessed many types of victory celebrations over the years. But given how Daniil Medvedev celebrates his triumph, he should unquestionably be dubbed the ATP Tour’s “King of Celebrations.” And most recently, after defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Italian Open semifinals, he carried out a unique victory celebration that included a plan for getting even.

Throughout his career, he has celebrated his successes in unique ways, but this time he executed a revenge dance to honor his win. It was somewhat similar to what the Greek tennis star did at the Cincinnati Masters a year prior. Well, the world’s third-ranked tennis player certainly understands how to get back at his opponents in the most amusing and wholesome way.

Daniil Medvedev’s petty revenge dance is a must-watch 


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Since the 2019 Monte Carlo Masters, the Russian tennis player has reached his first clay-court Masters 1000 final at the Italian Open. And he celebrated this achievement with a little dance similar to what the Greek player did a year ago when he won the semi-final at the Cincinnati Masters.

Recently, a video of him shaking his leg went viral, and a tennis update channel shared the dance regarding how he repaid Tsitsipas with his dance. Even though it’s a petty revenge idea, the way the 27-year-old did a little dance is quite amazing. Medvedev gave the 24-year-old a taste of his own medicine after the latter started the dance-off a year ago.


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However, the two share quite a unique rivalry with each other, and their dance-off is clear proof of the same. After the match, he also talked about the victory dance and shared the idea of how he decided to seal the moment with his rare dance steps.

Daniil Medvedev on his funny victory dance

The 27-year-old Russian tennis star discussed his dance move during the post-match press conference after reaching the semi-finals. He revealed that he had previously performed the same dance at the US Open, which became popular GIFs.


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“This dance, when I saw it, they showed me, and I saw it on one TV like almost straight after. I was like, This looks ridiculous. But when I’m going to see it in a year or maybe in a month, I’m going to be like, That’s memories. That’s memories. That’s fun.” he added.


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Notably, he added that the reason he danced was because, after many attempts, he finally made it to the Masters’ final. So, given that, he was feeling terrific; it was a way for him to exhibit delight. However, that does not imply that he will break into a quick dance after each tennis triumph.

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Pratishtha Prakash


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Pratishtha Prakash is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media and Journalism from MIT ADT University, Pune. Being a sports enthusiast, she has been following varied sports like tennis, cricket and Esports from her childhood.
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