“Maybe One Day”: Daniil Medvedev Jokes About Novak Djokovic Owing a Restaurant to Him

Published 11/29/2021, 8:00 AM EST
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

The Daniil Medvedev led Russian Tennis Federation has made their way to the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup 2021. RTF cruised past the defending champion, Team Spain to book their important spot. However, in the post-match interview, Medvedev talked about the messages he had received from a bunch of people in Serbia.

In addition, the world No. 2 believes they will eliminate any team coming their way, whether it’s Spain or Serbia. They want to win the competition.

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Daniil Medvedev jokes with Novak Djokovic

Daniil Medvedev is taking sublime charge of the Russian Tennis Federation at Davis Cup 2021. On Sunday, RTF secured their place in the quarter-finals of the competition. However, in the post-match conference, Daniil Medvedev looked very calm as he jokingly remembers one thing.

When asked to comment on Novak Djokovic owing him a restaurant, he quoted, ” I think we’re not going to do it during the tournament. But maybe one day we’ll see.”

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Paris Masters – Accor Arena, Paris, France – November 7, 2021 Russia’s Daniil Medvedev congratulates Serbia’s Novak Djokovic on winning the final match REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Moreover, the Russian received messages from Serbia.  ” It’s funny, because during the match, we were getting messages from some people in Serbia, let’s call it that, because I won’t say who, and not just me, but a lot of us saying, go ahead, guys, we believe in you,” said Medvedev.

“We just wanted to win the game, and we are really happy that we did, ” he said.

Daniil Medvedev looks confident as he made some strong statements ahead of their quarter-finals clash in Madrid, Spain.

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RTF to face Team Sweden

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Russian Tennis Federation will be facing Team Sweden in the much-awaited quarter-finals contest in Madrid, Spain. Medvedev’s team has approached every match with optimism.

On the other side, Team Serbia led by Novak Djokovic  will lock horns against Kazakhstan in Spain. The current World No.1 and No.2 are much likely to face each other yet another time this year. In their head-to-head statistics, Djokovic leads by 2-1.

Sep 12, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; (L-R) Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Daniil Medvedev of Russia celebrate with the finalist and championship trophies, respectively, 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: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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