After losing in the US Open final, Novak Djokovic dismisses Roger Federer and sends a message to Rafael Nadal.
Novak Djokovic’s loss against Daniil Medvedev in the US Open final deprived him the Calendar Grand Slam and stopped him from gaining ground on his competitors.
After losing in the final of the US Open to Daniil Medvedev, Novak Djokovic issued a warning to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. The world number one’s effort to capture the Calendar Grand Slam and surpass Federer and Nadal as the man with the most Major title wins in history was thwarted.
Djokovic was attempting to make history by becoming the first man in 52 years to win all four Grand Slam tournaments in the same calendar year.
With a win at Flushing Meadows, he would have passed Federer and Nadal for the lead in Major victories with 21.
Medvedev, though, had other ideas, and the 25-year-old won 6-4 6-4 6-4 to claim his maiden Grand Slam title.
Following the match, Djokovic acknowledged that a new generation of talent was emerging, but reminded his fellow ‘Big Three’ stars that he wasn’t done winning Grand Slams.
“Transition is unavoidable,” the Serbian stated at a press conference. “But us older guys, we’re still here.”
“At this time, the things that motivate me the most are to keep playing and try to win more Slams and play for my country.
“However, I believe tennis is in good hands.”
Following his straight-sets loss to the Russian, Djokovic fought back tears as he was handed with his runners-up plate.
During his trophy ceremony speech at the Arthus Ashe stadium, Djokovic said, “I’d like to start off by saying congrats to Daniil.”
“Wonderful match, amazing tournament,” says the narrator. You, more than anybody else, deserve to win a Grand Slam right now, so congratulations.
“To your crew, you have an incredible group, you are one of the best guys on the trip, and we get along swimmingly. I wish you many more Grand Slams and major titles, and I am confident you will return to this stage in the future.”
With tears in his eyes, the 34-year-old turned to the audience and spoke from the heart, expressing his gratitude for the support he had gotten, claiming he had “never felt like this.”
“I’d want to say that, even if I didn’t win the match tonight, my heart is full of joy and I am the happiest man.”Brinkwire Summary News.”