Shocking Post-Defeat Interview: Medvedev’s Hilarious Jabs at Djokovic and Marriage Surprise!

Daniil Medvedev didn’t emerge victorious in the 2023 US Open final, but he continued to provide one of his trademark on-court interviews following his loss to Novak Djokovic.

When he’s not ironically thanking the crowd for their support during matches or chastising fans for their constant shouts of “vamos, vamos, vamos,” Medvedev always finds a way to engage the audience.

There were no fan-related issues on Arthur Ashe Stadium during his three-set defeat to Djokovic on Sunday. However, Medvedev couldn’t resist taking a playful dig at his rival.

Despite Djokovic being 36 years old, he continues to dominate the sport, securing his record-extending 24th Grand Slam victory. In a light-hearted manner during the presentation ceremony, Medvedev jokingly asked Djokovic, “What are you still doing here?” He followed it up with a laugh, saying, “All jokes aside, it’s my third final, and hopefully not my last. Novak will probably have many more—I don’t know.

Medvedev also extended his congratulations to Djokovic and his team for their remarkable 24 Grand Slam victories, while reflecting on his own career, admitting, “I’ve had a decent run with 20 titles, but you’ve got 24 Grand Slams. Impressive.”

He then shared a personal story, noting that his wedding anniversary coincided with the date of the US Open final. Today, not so much. Our anniversary falls on the same date, so I thought, ‘Let’s do it one more time.'”

Medvedev expressed his gratitude to everyone who has supported him through the highs and lows of his journey.

Medvedev has faced tennis legends in his journey, including a victory over Djokovic in the 2021 US Open final and losses to Rafael Nadal in the 2019 US Open final, Djokovic in the 2021 Australian Open final, and Nadal in the 2022 Melbourne Park edition.

Recognizing the challenges of competing against these all-time greats, Medvedev emphasized how Djokovic, in particular, has pushed him to excel. So, I’m not sure if it’s a good or bad rivalry.”

Medvedev also conveyed his admiration for Djokovic’s character, noting that regardless of Djokovic’s numerous accomplishments, he has remained humble and treated him with kindness throughout their encounters. That’s something truly commendable about a person.”

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