Daniil Medvedev Justifies His Muted Celebration, Says ‘Lot of People Like It, Some of Them Not’

Published 01/25/2021, 11:00 AM EST
Tennis – ATP Finals – The O2, London, Britain – November 22, 2020 Russia’s Daniil Medvedev reacts during his final match against Austria’s Dominic Thiem Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs


World No. 4 Daniil Medvedev is one of the fastest-growing players on the men’s Tour. The Russian has entertained fans with the scintillating quality of tennis. He is known to have a unique style of playing the game and has the ability to generate tremendous power on his groundstrokes.

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Another interesting quality the Russian displays is his lack of excitement in showing his emotions. Usually, after a crucial point or an important situation during a match, players burst into a flurry of emotions, no matter if they’ve won or lost that particular point. However, Daniil doesn’t follow this suit and keeps his emotions to himself.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 08: (L-R) Daniil Medvedev of Russia and Rafael Nadal of Spain stand together before their Men’s Singles final match on day fourteen of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 08, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Daniil Medvedev: Have to look around and feel the energy

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Recently, the 2019 US Open finalist spoke on this matter and said, “A lot of people like it, some of them not, but that’s how I feel it… When you win a big title or a big match against big opponents and you don’t celebrate, you have the opportunity to look around yourself and feel all the energy that’s going around. As a narrative as a tennis player, you can feel it all if you think about it.”

Coming to Daniil’s performances in the last season, he won the Rolex Paris Masters, beating the German Alexander Zverev in the final. After that, he went to London for the season-ending ATP Finals. During the tournament, the Russian beat Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Dominic Thiem to lift the title.

Tennis – ATP Finals – The O2, London, Britain – Russia’s Daniil Medvedev shakes hands with Austria’s Dominic Thiem as he celebrates winning their final match Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs

Over the years, Daniil’s results indicate he prefers playing on the hard courts. In 2019, he reached six finals in a row, winning two of them. He also reached the final at the US Open that season. Those performances proved to be the turning point in his career.

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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