The world of tennis has vibrated in the last hours with the final of the US Open, which has left us as champion Daniil Medvedev At the same time that the Russian, with his first great, frustrated the Serbian's dream of being the first male tennis player to win all four Grand Slam in the same year since Rod Laver in 1969.
One of the first to congratulate Medvedev on his meeting was the American Andy Roddick. “Medvedev's impeccable match strategy. He deserved to win today. We have yet to acknowledge Novak's incredible year (and for the past 15 years). This match has been fun to watch. Congratulations to both of you!”
Flawless match strategy by Medvedev. I have deserved the win today. We still need to acknowledge how phenomenal Novak was this year (and for 15 yesrs) Was fun to watch. Congrats to both !!
– andyroddick (@andyroddick) September 12, 2021
Roddick himself pointed out in another tweet with irony how Federer could indirectly interfere so that Djokovic does not exceed him in Grand Slam numbers. “Nico Godsick, the son of Tony Godsick, Roger Federer's agent, warmed up with Medvedev before their match today. He has played his part to keep everyone in 20 Grand Slam for now.”
Nico Godsick, son of Tony Godsick, who’s agent for Roger, warmed Medvedev up for his match today. Played his part in keeping everyone at twenty slams for now
– andyroddick (@andyroddick) September 13, 2021
Another tennis legend, Billie jean king, also congratulated Medvedev on his victory and emphasized Djokovic's mistakes in the match: “My congratulations to Daniil Medvedev for being the US Open men's individual champion. A round of applause for Medvedev who has played spectacularly. As he often says. Rod Laver, you can't have a bad game in a big one and Novak has made a lot of unforced errors today. However, winning three of the 4 Grand Slams is very outstanding. “
Credit to Medvedev who played spectacularly.
Ace @rodlaver would say, you can't have one bad match in a major, & Novak made too many unforced errors today.
However, winning 3 of 4 Slams is remarkable.👏 https://t.co/TUevdDEjyS
– Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) September 12, 2021
Daniil Medvedev inherits the US Open crown that he held until yesterday Dominic Thiem, who did not hesitate to congratulate the Russian on his achievement: “What a performance! Congratulations on your first Grand Slam Daniil Medvedev!
Another of the most emotional congratulations came from Juan Martin del Potro, who like Medvedev won his first and only Grand Slam title to date at the US Open: “Congratulations Daniil Medvedev, well done!” There are no words to describe what it feels like to win your first US Open, but I'd bet you're the happiest man in the world right now! “
Rod Laver, the legend Djokovic could match this Sunday, He also celebrated Medvedev's victory while again encouraging Djokovic to try to reissue his achievement of winning all four Grand Slam in the same year, something that no one has achieved on the men's circuit since he did it in 1969: “Simply incredible Daniil Medvedev, you stopped number 1 on a fantastic night. Winning your first Grand Slam is always special but doing it against Novak Djokovic is something different. Cheer up Novak, the search continues. Best wishes. “
Simply stunning Daniil Medvedev, you stopped one of the greatest tonight. To win your first Grand Slam title is always special, to do it against a champion like Novak Djokovic is something else. Take heart Novak, the quest continues. Best wishes, 🚀
– Rod Laver (@rodlaver) September 12, 2021