US Open: Daniil Medvedev wants to spoil Novak Djokovic’s party | Tennis News
The Russian entered the tournament with a fiery charge, where he made finals in Washington and Montreal, before clinching the title in Cincinnati. In New York he got in trouble with the crowd, he had cramps, he could barely walk in his second round match against Hugo Dellien. He even injured his quadriceps during his quarterfinal match against Stan Wawrinka.
Then his leg healed and thereafter he mended his relationship with the fans.
“This year I didn’t have the stories and that’s a good thing,” said the 25-year-old after his 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 against Canada’s 12th seed Felix Auger Aliassime , in the quarterfinals. “I have experience of two Slam finals that can help me. The only thing I can say is all I have left, I’m going to throw it away on Sunday.”
Medvedev, who reached the Australian Open final where he fell to Djokovic in straight sets in February, will try to use that experience on Sunday.
“I always do my best, but I feel like I haven’t left my heart on the Melbourne court. Even though of course I wanted to, there was something that didn’t happen in that. game. That’s what I’m going to try to do on Arthur Ashe with hopefully 100% fans. No matter what the score, I’m just going to turn up the pressure, try to do my best, even more than that. that I did in Melbourne. ”
Flat craft Medvedev said he had no problem spoiling Djokovic’s party. “(If that happens) I’ll probably be in the history books as the one who won’t let him do that. But I really don’t care. I think it’s more about him than that. ‘affects, for sure he will feel the pressure,’ said the Russian.
“The more you lose something, the more you want to win it, the more you want to win it and take it,” Medvedev said of a Grand Slam title. “I lost two finals. I want to win the third. It’s tennis, we have two players, only one is going to win. You never know what’s going to happen, but I’ll try more.”