Daniil Medvedev finally won his first slam after defeating the great Novak Djokovic playing fantastic tennis. The Russian champion is well-known for his funny personality and quirky ways to address his victories.
Soon after beating Djokovic, Daniil fell down on the court mimicking the FIFA dead fish celebration. That was quite a move!
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Medvedev explains his #USOpen celebration.
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Also known as a brick fall in FIFA. 😂
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) September 12, 2021
— ITF (@ITFTennis) September 12, 2021
Medvedev said he hit the FIFA dead fish celebration after winning the US Open 🤣 pic.twitter.com/nOF2YMkkKK
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) September 12, 2021
— Sacha Pisani (@Sachk0) September 12, 2021
During the press conference that followed his final, Medvedev explained why he wanted to celebrate in that way:
“I like to play FIFA. I like to play PlayStation. It’s called the dead fish celebration. If you know your opponent when you play FIFA, many times you’re going to do this. You’re going to score a goal, you’re up 5-0, you do this one.
Yeah, I talked to the guys in the locker, they’re young guys, super chill guys. They play FIFA. They were like, That’s legendary. Everybody who I saw who plays FIFA thinks that’s legendary. That’s how I wanted to make it.
Again, it’s not because I want to be on the newspaper talking about FIFA celebration or whatever. I don’t care. But I wanted to make it special for people to love, for my friends to love who I play FIFA with. I knew I’m going to make it. I got hurt a little bit. 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 in 2021
Now the world no.2 (career-high), the Russian played his last match on the 12th of September when he defeated world no.1 Novak Djokovic 6-4 6-4 6-4 in the final in U.S. Open to win his 12th career title.
Until now, during this year the Russian has managed to achieve a composed 47-10 record. Daniil conquered 4 titles in 2021 in Marseille, in Mallorca, in Toronto and at the U.S. Open. Medvedev got to the final at the Australian Open.
Novak Djokovic in 2021
Currently, during this season Djokovic has achieved a compiled 44-6 match record. The Serbian has won 4 titles in 2021 at the Australian Open, in Belgrade, at the French Open and in Wimbledon. Novak got to the final in Rome and at the U.S. Open.
Daniil Medvedev and Novak Djokovic squared off 9 times. The head to head is 5-4 for Djokovic. Previously, the last time when they fought against each other, Daniil Medvedev won 6-4 6-4 6-4 in the final in New York (U.S. Open) on the 12th of September 2021.
In the video below you can watch the highlights.