Stubborn Daniil Medvedev Refuses Help from Opponent Novak Djokovic in Exhilarating US Open Scenes after a Nasty Fall at the Net

Published 09/10/2023, 7:29 PM EDT

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In the intense championship match of the US Open 2023, something extraordinary unfolded. Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev, two big names in tennis, faced off in a battle that was more than just a game. It was a showdown filled with tension and excitement, a battle that had so much riding on, with the Russian gunning for his second and the Serbian legend looking to lift his mind-blowing 24th major title. The most remarkable moment of the match came during a nail-biting tiebreaker in the second set.

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But what made this clash even more unforgettable was a surprising twist. As the third set began, Medvedev took an unexpected tumble on the court, momentarily losing his footing.

A display of sportsmanship amidst the intensity of Medvedev vs. Djokovic clash

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As the third set began, something special happened on the court. Medvedev slipped and fell flat on the court. Djokovic, being a good sportsman, tried to help him by jumping over the net and offering his hand. But Medvedev wanted to stand up by himself. He refused Djokovic’s help and got up on his own. It was a nice moment of sportsmanship but a slight sign of what was being labelled as Medvedev’s arrogance.

The refusal of assistance showcased the respect and competitive spirit that both players brought to the court. With this incident, it shows that both the players are reaching their physical capacity after a long and tedious second set win by Djokovic. Fans, however, had a different POV to this incident.

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Fans reacting to the incident

When Medvedev slipped and refused Djokovic’s help, Twitter went wild with reactions. Some praised their competitive spirit, while others were skeptical, thinking Medvedev was trying to grab attention.

One fan exclaimed, “Medvedev waiving off Djokovic is the competitiveness I want to see lol #USOpen,” celebrating the sheer determination both players brought to the court.

However, not all tweets were filled with admiration. Another user remarked, “Bruhh he wanted more time on the ground. Clout chaserrrrrr,”

One particularly critical tweet read, “He should have been hit with delay of game. Who lays there like that for so long,” raising questions about the duration of Medvedev’s on-court interlude.

In contrast, a more empathetic voice chimed in, saying, “He just wanted more time…,” acknowledging the possibility of exhaustion as a factor in Medvedev’s decision.

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A fan called him a “Loser,”

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However, this long break by Medvedev didn’t help as Novak Djokovic has defeated Daniil Medvedev in straight sets to lift his 24th Grand Slam.

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Ansh Tandon

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Ansh Tandon is a Tennis Writer at EssentiallySports. Ansh received his undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and has been working in content creation for 2+ years. Before Ansh stepped into sports journalism, he was a professional tennis player, honing his skills in national level tournaments for the past 12 years as an active AITA athlete.
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