Daniil Medvedev Never Thinks of the Crowd Booing Him

Daniil Medvedev Never Thinks of the Crowd Booing Him Photo: TT
Daniil Medvedev kisses the championship trophy after defeating Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, in the men's singles final of the US Open tennis championships, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in New York.

When US Open Champion Daniil Medvedev was asked if the US Open crowd were hostile to him, he said that he didn’t feel any hostility when he was playing against Novak Djokovic.

Medvedev ended the game with 6-4 6-4 6-4.

On several occasions, the chair umpire has to get up to tell tennis fans to settle down. It’s a mere fact that Medvedev wasn’t the crowd favorite, but the World No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic. When asked about Medvedev’s reaction towards the crowd, he said that he didn’t think that they were booing on him.

He said that he was hearing a lot of Serbian fans cheering from him and he never heard them booing anyone. He shared that during the tournament, he was focusing on his play and trying to win the match. Regardless of the noise, the audience is making, he still concentrates on winning against Djokovic. Putting everything aside has indeed him achieve his goal.

It is noted that Medvedev has a strained relationship with US Open supporters because of the 2019 US Open, where he is giving too much energy when he was playing. He only assured them that he was not faking anything at that time.

Meanwhile, the crowd favorite Djokovic has won 4 major titles in 2021, including the French Open. Although he was trying to achieve his 5th major title in the US Open, still Medvedev is a huge opponent to play against win.

Medvedev said that they congratulated each other at the end of the match, and it was a tough moment for them. He noted that Djokovic was never ungracious after a defeat, that’s why he deserved to be called a champion, too.

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