“New York is in My Heart”: Daniil Medvedev Reacts After Reaching Semi-Finals of US Open For Third Straight Time

Published 09/07/2021, 3:07 PM EDT
Aug 15, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Daniil Medvedev of Russia waves to fans after defeating Reilly Opelka of the United States in the finals of the National Bank Open at Aviva Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports


World No.2 Daniil Medvedev advanced to the semi-finals of the US Open 2021. Facing Botic van de Zandschulp, the Russian player defeated him in four sets and won the match quite easily. The final scoreline of the match was 6-3, 6-0, 4-6, 7-5.

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Interestingly, Daniil Medvedev even bageled Botic van de Zandschulp in the second set. He delivered a total of 13 aces and maintained a really impressive 83% win percentage on his first serve during the match. This all helped him to reach his third consecutive US Open semi-final.

In the post-match interview, Medvedev recalled his first breakthrough at the US Open 2019. He played amazingly well there but ended up as the runner-up of the Grand Slam after losing to Rafael Nadal in a really close battle. He also remembered his run at the US Open last year where Dominic Thiem ended his dream once again after beating him in the semi-finals.

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Sep 3, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Daniil Medvedev of Russia waves to the crowd after defeating Pablo Andujar of Spain on day five of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

“I had my first Grand Slam breakthrough in New York reaching 2019 final against Rafael Nadal. So already New York is in my heart. Dominic Thiem played amazing in semi-finals last year, hopefully I can go one better this year,” said Medvedev in the interview.

Medvedev has enjoyed tremendous success at the US Open. As a result, he highlighted that New York is in his heart.

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“Anything could’ve happened in fourth set”- Daniil Medvedev

Talking about his match against van de Zandschulp, he mentioned that anything could have happened in the fourth set that he won 7-5. He also lauded the Dutch player and stated that he has had an incredible journey at the US Open 2021.

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Sep 5, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Daniil Medvedev of Russia hits to Daniel Evans (not pictured) of Great Britain. Day seven of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

“Botic’s run was amazing, to come from qualifiers to main draw is amazing. He played so many long matches but was still able to come back, anything could’ve happened in fourth set,” added the World No.2 player.

Daniil Medvedev will now face either Felix Auger-Aliassime or Carlos Alcaraz in the semis of the US Open 2021. Fans have huge expectations from him and want him to keep playing with the same momentum. Will he be able to lift his maiden Grand Slam title in New York this year?

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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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