“Improve the Internet Connection”: Daniil Medvedev Taunts Novak Djokovic Over His Tennis Center

Published 09/23/2021, 1:20 PM EDT
Sep 12, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic of Serbia (L) talks with Daniil Medvedev of Russia (R) during the trophy presentation after their match 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: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports


World No.2 Daniil Medvedev emerged as the winner of the US Open 2021. The Russian defeated Novak Djokovic in straight sets in the finals of the Grand Slam and denied him his Calendar Slam in New York.

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After the US Open 2021 triumph, Daniil Medvedev will be playing at the Laver Cup 2021. Surprisingly, the World No.2 player did something quite peculiar at the pre-tournament press conference.

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A journalist from the Novak Tennis Center in Belgrade, Serbia, asked Medvedev something during the press conference. However, the Russian didn’t get the question because of some network issues. Interestingly, before asking him to repeat his question, he took a jibe at Novak Djokovic.

“First of all I think Novak has to improve the internet connection inside the center, because I heard only half question,” said Medvedev and then started laughing.

Started by Nole, the Novak Tennis Center currently has 14 tennis courts. Besides teaching children and youngsters, the Center also provides schooling to adults.

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Can Daniil Medvedev lead Team Europe to glory at Laver Cup 2021?

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With the likes of Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev, and others, Team Europe will begin as the favourite at the Laver Cup 2021. However, Felix Auger Aliassime, Reilly Opelka, Nick Kyrgios, and others of Team World can pose a tough challenge to Team Europe.

Sep 10, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Daniil Medvedev of Russia hits a backhand against Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada (not pictured). Day twelve of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Even though Team Europe won the last three editions of the Laver Cup under Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe and his Team World can cause quite a few upsets this time, especially in the absence of the ‘Big Three’. The Laver Cup 2021 will begin tomorrow and will extend till September 26, 2021. It will be taking place in Boston, the USA, this year.

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Fans are really looking forward to the Laver Cup 2021. It will be intriguing to see who emerges as the winner and who bites the dust.

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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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