‘Russians know how to celebrate’: Daniil Medvedev promises to soak up US Open win

  • Breakthrough grand slam win comes at Flushing Meadows
  • ‘I do feel sorry for Novak,’ says Russian of beaten Djokovic

Daniil Medvedev said he will celebrate his breakthrough grand slam triumph for the “next few days”, after the Russian overcame a wobble with victory in sight to ruin Novak Djokovic’s dream of a calendar slam in the US Open final.

Medvedev had outplayed the man he considers the best ever in tennis for about two hours but when it came to finish off the Serb, his serve and his body started to falter. He wobbled at the finish line, double-faulting twice in a row on match point at 5-2 after pausing due to heckling from the crowd. He double-faulted again on his second chance two games later before Djokovic netted on the third opportunity.

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