Toni Nadal Said Daniil Medvedev Deserved the US Open Title Against Novak Djokovic

Published 09/23/2021, 5:30 PM EDT
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


The defeat of Novak Djokovic in the finals of the US Open 2021 stunned tennis fans and pundits all around the world. While everyone expressed their opinions, Toni Nadal shared his thoughts on the match’s surprising outcome.

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Toni Nadal on Djokovic’s defeat at US Open finals

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Sep 12, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts after smashing his racket in the second set of the match against Daniil Medvedev of Russia 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

Novak Djokovic, who has had an amazing year, fell short against the World No.2 Daniil Medvedev in the finals of US Open 2021. The 20 time Grand Slam champion lost in horrendous manner in straight 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. Novak Djokovic, who won all the three major grand slam this year, couldn’t capture his dream of Calendar Grand Slam.

In an interview with Tennis Majors, Toni Nadal expressed his point of view on Novak Djokovic choking at US Open 2021 finals. Uncle Nadal felt that his opponent was World No.2 and not some ordinary tennis player. Daniil Medvedev obviously had the potential to be the champion which he showed throughput the tournament.  Toni Nadal applauded World No.1 Novak Djokovic, but emphasized that he was under a lot of pressure.

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Rafa’s injury update

WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 04: Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates a shot during a match against Jack Sock of the United States on Day 5 during the Citi Open at Rock Creek Tennis Center on August 4, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Toni Nadal also highlighted on Rafael Nadal’s foot injury by saying,”Things are going better. He has set his sights on starting in Australia. He will be fine. I’m convinced. The idea is to have a great year 2022. He will put his all into it.” While the Spaniard is still recovering from his foot ailment, Uncle Toni is hopeful that Rafael Nadal will return to the court at Australian Open 2022.

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Nadal pulled out from this year’s Wimbledon as well as US Open as he was struggling with his injury. Earlier this month, he penned down a heartwarming message to his fans informing that he’s feeling much better now.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a tennis author at Essentially Sports. 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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