Honored coach of Russia Viktor Yanchuk commented on Daniil Medvedev's victory the final of the US Open.
The Russian defeated Serb Novak Djokovic in three games.
– Gorgeous ending. If before the match I could still think that there would be 4 or 5 sets, then after the first game everything became clear. Djokovic had no chances, Medvedev outplayed him cleanly from start to finish. In the third set there was some decline, but there was also a good margin in the account. On the serve, at 5: 2 in the third set, everything was already coming to an end, so I think Medvedev relaxed inside, started making double mistakes for no apparent reason, let go of the game, lowered his attention and concentration. Then, of course, I got myself together and finished the job. I think the score could have been different, but the result would have been the same.
Djokovic's game was affected by the five-set semifinals, at 34 he was no longer able to recover one hundred percent. He did not have the opportunity to hack Medvedev's defense, Danya acted clearly. There were only isolated episodes when Djokovic could win points. Medvedev was very confident in counterattacks, he stopped all attempts by Djokovic. Especially when he tried to reach the net, Medvedev won the overwhelming number of points. The final turned out to be in our favor, it's great that our man won the Grand Slam so confidently. It seems to me that if this match had happened in the semifinals or even earlier, it would have been more intense. After all, after a tough semifinal, I think the Serbian tennis player lacked energy, speed, strength . I think the next 3-4 years of active performance will bring Medvedev more “Great helmets.”
Hardly anyone will be able to beat the record to collect a collection of helmets in a season. Certainly not excluded, but unlikely. You need to be a clear leader. And then, when Federer and Nadal were in the first positions, they did not succeed. In the future, competition will not allow one of the tennis players to break away from others so far as to win four tournaments in a row in one season. Therefore, Rod Laver can safely retire and be happy that his record has not been broken and will never be broken, Yanchuk said.
Medvedev won his first Grand Slam tournament. Previously, the Russian reached the TBS finals twice – in 2019 at the US Open and this year at the Australian Open.
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