Daniil Medvedev Explains How Liverpool Player Mohamed Salah Made Him Really Happy

Published 02/25/2022, 10:33 AM EST
Sep 12, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Daniil Medvedev of Russia celebrates with the championship trophy after his match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia (not pictured) in the men’s singles final on day fourteen of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Last year’s US Open winner, Daniil Medvedev, is quite an interesting character both on and off the court. Many fans remembered his celebration after winning the US Open in 2022. Later, the Russian revealed that it was a FIFA celebration, as he loves to play that game.

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Apart from his on-court antics, he always speaks his mind and tells what he thinks. Many people love his honesty, and some don’t like it. But you can’t deny the fact that he is one of the most entertaining players on the tour. Recently, the Russian became the new World no.1, as he dethroned the 20-time Grand Slam champion, Novak Djokovic. However, his focus was somewhere else, as the Famous Liverpool soccer player, Mohamed Salah, made him happy.

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Mohamed Salah made Daniil Medvedev happy

Currently, Daniil Medvedev is playing in the Mexican Open at Acapulco. He got the news of becoming the World no.1 before his quarter-final match after Novak Djokovic lost his quarter-final match at the Dubai open. However, the Russian player’s mind was somewhere else. He was watching the Premier League match between Liverpool and Leeds United. 

Previously, Daniil revealed that he was a big soccer fan, and he plays FIFA with his friends quite often. He also revealed that he loves to play the Fantasy Premier League, where he tries to pick the best team. Yesterday, He picked Salah as the captain of his Fantasy Premier League team. Incidentally, Salah scored two goals, which made Medvedev incredibly happy. 

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When asked about Fantasy Premier League, Daniil said, Yeah, I really love it! I play with my friends, I try to follow matches, pick the best team, so I really enjoy it, you know?”

“Sometimes I get angry when someone doesn’t score a penalty or something like that. But it’s fun. Really fun. Also, it makes me follow a sport I love, which is also great. For example, today there were three matches, I watched them all, and ‘triple captained’ my captain Salah, so I was super, super happy,” Medvedev further said. 

Daniil will face Nadal next

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It seemed like yesterday was a happy day for Medvedev, as he got the news of becoming no.1, and he scored good points in his Fantasy Premier League game. Later in the night, he smashed Yoshihito Nishioka in straight sets to set a semi-final clash against Rafael Nadal

Tennis – Australian Open – Men’s Singles Final – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 31, 2022. Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning the men’s singles final with trophy as Russia’s Daniil Medvedev looks on. REUTERS/Morgan Sette

This will be a repeat of their Australian Open final bout, where the Russian lost in an incredible match. So, Daniil would like to win this semi-final match to get sweet revenge against Rafa.

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Can Daniil win against Rafa? Let us know in the comments.

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Debkinkar Maity

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Debkinkar Maity is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. His desire to become a sports journalist inspired him to take up a degree in journalism and mass communication, and he hasn't looked back ever since. Following the sport for over a decade now, Debkinkar has an ardent love for Roger Federer.

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