‘I Like to Play PlayStation’- Daniil Medvedev Explains Gaming Influence After Defeating Novak Djokovic at US Open

Published 09/13/2021, 2:13 PM EDT
Sep 12, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Daniil Medvedev of Russia celebrates with the championship trophy after his match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia (not pictured) 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


Daniil Medvedev was playing with full concentration against the World Number 1 Novak Djokovic. He was able to defeat him in the final of the US Open. He even took revenge for his Australian Open final loss by winning the match 6-4 6-4 6-4. It was an iconic moment of Daniil’s career and he wanted everyone to remember his legendary performance.

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Daniil Medvedev’s iconic winning FIFA celebration against Novak Djokovic

Daniil decided to reunite two popular sports through his legendary celebration. After his win, Daniil decided to go with a popular celebration from EA Sports’ FIFA. Moreover, he later explained that he really loves playing FIFA during his free time and absolutely adores it.

During the post-match interview, he cleared that this was an iconic Dead Fish celebration that most FIFA players use after scoring a goal. He said he was imagining that “I’m gonna win against Novak or whatever and to not celebrate it would be too boring because I do it all the time. So I needed to do something but I wanna make it special. I like to play FIFA and also PlayStation, it’s called the Dead Fish celebration.”

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Why Daniil Medvedev chose the FIFA celebration

The main reason why Dannil chose the FIFA celebration is he talked to the guys in the locker and they thought it would be a legendary celebration. After hearing those words, he told what he thought at the moment, “That’s how I wanna make it; I wanna make it legendary for myself. It’s not because I wanted to be in the newspaper. I wanted to make people laugh, for my friends to laugh, and I even got hurt a little bit while celebrating.”

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

“Only legends will understand what I did after the match is L2+Left.” Daniil’s whole celebration became a huge highlight of the whole US Open. Furthermore, considering his love towards FIFA, it looks like we will definitely see more iconic FIFA celebrations in the future as well.

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Mehul Rolta

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Mehul Rolta is an eSports author at EssentiallySports since November 2020. He believes that gaming has the potential to bring a smile to a person's face. Instead of keeping his passion for gaming all to himself, he decided to share his thoughts and opinion with others.

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