US Open Final: Daniil Medvedev celebrates first Grand Slam in bizarre fashion inspired by FIFA video game – Watch video

US Open Final: Daniil Medvedev celebrates first Grand Slam in bizarre fashion inspired by FIFA after destroying Novak Djokovic- Watch video
US Open Final: Daniil Medvedev celebrates first Grand Slam in bizarre fashion inspired by FIFA after destroying Novak Djokovic- Watch video

US Open Final: After brushing aside any challenge from Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev’s celebration caught everyone’s attention. Medvedev slowly and awkwardly fell to the court after beating Novak Djokovic in the US Open final. He said afterwards he was imitating the “dead fish celebration” in a FIFA video game.

Chasing a historic Calendar Slam, Novak Djokovic was no match for Daniil Medvedev. The Russian ran away with 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 result. “That’s how I wanted to make it,” Medvedev said of his celebration.

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US Open Final: The Russian said he first thought of the idea at Wimbledon. When he told other players who also play the game, they told him they thought it was “legendary.”

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US Open Final: Unfortunately, he added, the celebration hurt, because the surface at the U.S. Open is not as soft as the grass of Wimbledon.

“It’s not easy to make it on hard courts. I got hurt a little bit, but I’m happy I made it legendary for myself,” Daniil Medvedev said.

‘I love you Daria, thanks a lot’: Daniil Medvedev

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Medvedev and his wife were celebrating their third wedding anniversary on the day of the final. Before his highly anticipated final against Djokovic, the second seed had said that he would love to make it a moment to cherish by winning the title.

US Open Final: And indeed after winning the title, Medvedev addressed his wife during the trophy presentation and said, “My wife always told me that she believes in me and that I’m going to be top 10….If she tells you that you’re going to be nobody, there is some problem, you know? [laughs]. So she’s my greatest support and I just love being with her, I cannot say more!”

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“During the tournament, I couldn’t think of a present or anything … When I made the final, I thought, if I lose I need to find a present fast. … I have no time to find a present, I have to win this match. I love you Daria, thanks a lot!” Daniil Medvedev concluded.

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