The final between Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev at the US Open it was one of the most watched matches in recent times. Although it was not a direct duel between two of the three members of Big3, it was the match projected by the international ranking (No. 1 against No. 2 in the world) and, especially, a historical event could occur: the 21st consecration of the Serbian in Grand Slam tournaments and, in this way, become the top winner of this kind of tournaments. However, the party ended up being for the Russian, who won by a triple 6-4. In that sense, Dominic Thiem, the former title winner at Flushing Meadows, warned of comments of a possible drop in performance for the definition loser: “Djokovic will come back stronger than ever in 2022“.
“I hope he’s as strong as ever. After winning Roland Garros, everyone was talking about the Golden Slam and then (once he fell at the Olympics) about the Grand Slam (getting all four in the same year). So he I was under pressure, “said the Austrian, who is out of the circuit due to a wrist injury, to the Stats Perform media and in words collected by Sports max.
“I could feel it in a lesser way since last year and from some sense it ends up affecting you and that is what could happen at the end of the game,” he commented. Djokovic broke down in tears in the last change of side of the game against Medvedev, when the whole public present at Arthur Ashe began to support him.
YOUR LOOK ON THE GOAT
Logically, if Nole had raised the trophy in New York, the GOAT discussion could have ended. However, both the Balkan and Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal still have 20 Grand Slam titles. About that, Thiem sentenced: “For me, there are three GOATs because each one has achieved something unique. All three are the best in history and I am happy to share the same era with them. Hopefully next year we can continue competing many more times”.