Daniil Medvedev Reveals the One Match Against Rafael Nadal That He Would Like to Change in Tennis History

Published 09/19/2021, 9:30 AM EDT
Daniil Medvedev of Russia and Rafael Nadal of Spain stand together before their Men’s Singles final match on day fourteen of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 08, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)


World No.2 Daniil Medvedev recently lifted his first Grand Slam title at the US Open 2021. The Russian thrashed Novak Djokovic in straight sets to lift the major and shattered his dreams of winning the Calendar Slam in New York. The final scoreline of the match was 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.

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Recently, Tennis TV asked their followers on Twitter that if there is one result that they wish to change in the entire tennis history, what would that be. Interestingly, Daniil Medvedev also replied to this tweet.

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Medvedev posted a picture of himself with Rafael Nadal during the US Open 2019 finals. He ended up as the runner-up of that tournament despite playing some really incredible tennis throughout the Grand Slam.

Even though Medvedev managed to conquer New York this year, he hasn’t got past his defeat against Nadal at the US Open 2019 finals. It was his first Grand Slam final and thus, he wanted to win it badly.

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When Daniil Medvedev came so close of winning the US Open 2019 title

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Medvedev led a phenomenal campaign at the US Open 2019. Even though no one really expected him to stand any chance at the Grand Slam, he stunned everyone with his incredible performance on the court.

Daniil Medvedev of Russia gestures during his Men’s Singles third round match against Feliciano Lopez of Spain. Day five of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

In the finals against Rafa, even after losing the first two sets, the Russian gave a pretty tough fight to the Spaniard. He won the next two sets after working really hard, but eventually lost the final set. Unlike the Australian Open 2021 finals against Novak Djokovic, he came so close to winning in New York, but failed to finish on the winning side.

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After accomplishing the US Open 2021 title, Daniil Medvedev is likely to play at the Indian Wells Masters 2021. Fans have huge expectations from him and want him to keep playing with the same form and momentum. Will he be able to end the year as the World No.1 player?

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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