“Unreal Crash”: Daniil Medvedev and Serena Williams Reflect on the Horrific Crash Between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen

Published 09/13/2021, 11:20 AM EDT
Aug 10, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Daniil Medvedev of Russia leaves the court as heavy rain delays his match with Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan in second round play in the National Bank Open at Aviva Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports


World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev is on cloud nine after winning the US Open 2021. It was his first Grand Slam title and the Russian won it in fine fashion. Daniil beat Novak Djokovic in straight sets who was on a 27 match unbeaten streak at the Grand Slams this season.

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However, one thing that caught Daniil Medvedev’s attention besides his recent triumph was an unfortunate incident that took place in Formula One. At the Italian Grand Prix, British World champion Lewis Hamilton collided with upcoming star Max Verstappen.

Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 12, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton crash out of the race REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Daniil Medvedev reflects on horrific crash

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Max was tailing from behind when he tried to overtake Lewis. However, it all resulted in a horrific incident and Verstappen’s car literally went over Hamilton’s and in the process, hit the British racer’s head. Looking at it in real-time, it looked terrible and the fact Lewis came out safe was a relief to one and all.

Speaking on this accident, Medvedev stated, “But I watched Formula One. Verstappen and Hamilton, that unreal crash. I started watching Formula One three years ago and hardly miss any races.” Even Serena Williams came out and talked about the incident. The American legend sent her wishes to and prayed for the safety of Hamilton.

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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

Medvedev had a good 2021 season and wrapped it up in the perfect manner. 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 then came as far as the fourth round at the Wimbledon Championships.

Yesterday, he did something that no player has been able to do this season, He stopped Djokovic in a Grand Slam. In doing so, he opened his account at the Grand Slams. Judging from his performance, it looks like the US Open is going to be the first of many for the Russian.

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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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