“Sorry for Today”: Daniil Medvedev Makes Confession to Novak Djokovic After US Open 2021 Final

Published 09/12/2021, 7:22 PM EDT
Sep 12, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic of Serbia (L) congratulates Daniil Medvedev of Russia (R) 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


Russian tennis powerhouse Daniil Medvedev has been a man on a mission at the US Open 2021. The World No. 2 player has been in sensational form over the past few weeks. Today was yet another day in which the 25-year-old cruised over the finishing line. 

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Today, tennis star Daniil Medvedev did something that no man has been able to do this season. He beat Novak Djokovic in the final of the US Open 2021. By doing so, he stopped the Serb from creating history, winning his 21st Major in his decorated career. 

Sep 12, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Daniil Medvedev of Russia hits a shot against Novak Djokovic of Serbia 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

However, after winning the match, Medvedev felt sorry for the Serb as he lost the match and stopped him from achieving yet another milestone. He stated, “Sorry for you fans and Novak. We all know what he was trying to achieve. For me, you are the GOAT”.

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Daniil Medvedev sailed through the US Open 2021 final 

Reflecting on the match, Daniil was strong right from the word go. He left no room for error and played a clinical match. He won the match in straight sets, which lasted just over two hours. After losing to Novak earlier in Melbourne, the Russian got his revenge in the final Grand Slam event of the season. 

Sep 12, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic of Serbia (L) is overcome with emotion during an interview with ESPN hist Chris McKendry (R) during the trophy ceremony after his match against Daniil Medvedev of Russia (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: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Reflecting on his season so far, Daniil was the finalist at the Australian Open. After that, he managed to reach the quarterfinal of the French Open, which was his best result in Paris. He came as far as the fourth round at the Wimbledon Championships.

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At the moment, the Russian will enjoy his Grand Slam success. However, we wish him the best of luck for the rest of the season and the future. 

Watch this story:  Top Seeds Naomi Osaka, John Isner, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Andrey Rublev and Others Who Faced Huge Upsets at US Open

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Rohan Kollare

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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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