In the Australian Open Final, Novak Djokovic beats Daniil Medvedev with a score of 7-5, 6-2, 6-2. Medvedev the 25-years-old tennis player during his speech mentioned a small story. He first played Novak when he was 500 in the world. Djokovic was talking to him, asking him questions. It never changed whether he was 500 or No 4.
The Russian player talked about how Djokovic encouraged him as a youngster. He finishes his speech by saying he wished he could have made his match longer for the fans, but it was not a bright day for him.
— Daniil Medvedev (@DaniilMedwed) February 21, 2021
Daniil Medvedev could not stop talking about Djokovic
After the match, Daniil posted on Twitter saying this is not the exact match he wanted.
During the post-final press conference, the 25-year-old could not stop himself from praising Novak. He even believes that Djokovic is a “cyborg” of the sport along with the other two rivals Federer and Nadal.
“WE’RE TALKING ABOUT SOME CYBORGS OF TENNIS IN A GOOD WAY. THEY’RE JUST UNBELIEVABLE.“
Commented by Daniil during the conference.
“I’ve nothing else to say other than they are undoubted, like, I don’t think anyone can argue with, the three biggest names in tennis history,” said Medvedev
“I’m talking only about results. I’m not talking off-court, game. I’m talking about results. What they did in tennis is unbelievable for me, like I said last time,”
“I’m 25 now. To win nine Australian Opens, I need to win every year until I’m 34. I mean, I believe in myself, but I don’t think I’m able to do it. Same with Rafa” continued Daniil
“I always want to win. I beat some of them in some big tournaments, like London for example. I just need to be better next time in the Grand Slam finals against these two guys or Roger”.
Djokovic won his ninth title as he claimed the 18th Grand Slam to move within two of his rivals, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal who have 20 each. His journey was a roller coaster ride as he chooses to continue with his game despite being injured.
But the win strengthens the champion’s status as world number one. He will mark his 311th week when the new rankings come out on Monday, exceeding Federer’s record of 310.