Early in the morning of September 9, Moscow time, at the US Open in New York, a match ended that can rightly be considered one of the best of the season. The third racket in the world, Daniil Medvedev, and the leader of the ATP ranking, Carlos Alcaraz, starred in a great battle that ended with our boy’s victory 7:6 (7:3), 6:1, 3:6, 6 : 3.
Alcaraz, now a former champion of the tournament, was unable to defend the title. And Medvedev returned to the US Open final two years later. In 2021, Daniil beat Novak Djokovic in the decider 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. What will it be like this time with the same opponent? Read about how Medvedev beat Alcaraz in a separate article.
Fantastic victory for Medvedev! The Russian eliminated Alcaraz and reached the final of the US Open
“I said that to win I had to play 11 out of 10. In the end I played 12 out of 10, not counting the third set. Only in this way could Alcaraz be defeated. She is very young, I don’t remember, she is already 20 or 21 years old, she has already won two Grand Slam tournaments and was the first racket in the world for many weeks in a row. He is just an amazing tennis player. No one had achieved this before. To defeat him you have to jump over his head,” Medvedev said in an interview after the match.
Daniil also said that he was unhappy with the behavior of some Spanish fans, who prevented him from serving in the last match with their shouts. “The crowd was great. I’m serious. Alcaraz and I made some crazy jokes and I felt like the crowd loved us both. The only thing was that there were close to a thousand Spanish fans in the stands who were screaming in the decisive game between innings. It wasn’t pretty, but they seemed to feel the agony. Now you can go to sleep,” he added.
And he shared his opinion about the upcoming final with Djokovic: “When I beat him here, I managed to surpass myself. And I have to do it again. There is no other way. Playing with a guy who has 23 TBS is a challenge… And I only have one title!”
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How social networks reacted to Medvedev’s success
Journalists and experts unanimously recognized that Daniil deservedly won.
“Daniil Medvedev reminded everyone how good he is on a hard court and beat defending champion Alcaraz. Just a master class: how to serve, how to receive, how to do everything. One of the best games of his career, ”said the journalist Gaspar Ribeiro Lanza.
“Daniel took revenge on Carlos for his defeat at Wimbledon. He fought for every ball like crazy. He also regularly served with power on the second serve. When Daniil decides to show himself, he does it for real, ”this is how journalists from The Tennis Letter commented on Medvedev’s success.
“Daniil Medvedev played one of the best matches of his career, defeating the current US Open champion, Alcaraz. What a performance!
A great, great statement from Medvedev. He deservedly reached the Slam final in a season in which he established himself as the most consistent player on hard court. More victories and more titles.
He probably didn’t like it very much that everyone was predicting the Alcaraz-Djokovic final in advance. He played an incredible game,” stated journalist José Morgado.
“Daniel threw Carlitos off the throne!” -He responded to Live Tennis.
“Excellent performance by Medvedev. He will face Djokovic in the final. It will be a good match,” said Tennis Connected.
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“Daniil Medvedev did it! Impressive performance by the Russian, who reached the final of the US Open for the third time,” admitted the Sky Sports tennis division.
“I didn’t want this game to end. So beautiful! I was rooting for Medved all the time! – admitted the former Russian and now Australian tennis player Daria Saville (née Gavrilova).
“Congratulations to Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev! It will be a great finale”, wrote the legendary Billie Jean King.
“Never count out Medvedev, especially at the US Open! A tactical masterclass from Dani,” highlighted journalist Rob Koenig.
“Novak Djokovic has only lost once on hard courts this season. Daniil Medvedev in Dubai,” recalled the US Open press service.
“Statement by Daniil Medvedev. Many doubted that he had a chance. “I am not an exception,” admitted Serbian journalist Sasa Ozmo.
“No matter who Medvedev beats, it seems to me that he will always be underestimated. A teacher who is not appreciated enough. A phenomenal performance against Alcaraz that seemed to calm the sobriety among the New York tennis public,” said tennis coach Kyle Lacroix.
“Never forget that Daniil Medvedev is a hard court specialist. The third seed defeated Carlos Alcaraz in four sets, and there will be a repeat of the 2021 final with Novak Djokovic,” recalled journalist Russell Fuller.
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There were also tweets about Alcaraz, much less, since, according to tradition, almost all the attention is focused on the winner.
“What a champion he is! Surely his time will come again”, was the opinion expressed in Tenis Vivo.
“The way Carlos handles emotions… A true professional,” wrote Daria Saville.
“Maybe Alcaraz should learn from Cori Gauff and ignore his coach at times. Too often there is a serve and an output to the net, even after Meddy has clearly adapted”, the journalist Steve Tignor analyzed Carlos’ game.
“Great game by Medvedev. Today he showed that he is still a PHENOMENON and that he is very hard to beat, especially on this court! Carlitos is an exceptional player who will learn from all of this!” – summed up the former second racket in the world Alex Corretja.