The Russian thwarted the World No. 1’s bid for the Grand Slam at the final hurdle in two hours and 17 minutes. The legend Djokovic sought to emulate, Rod Laver, led tributes, with fellow US Open champions Juan Martin del Potro and Dominic Thiem also quick to offer their congratulations.
ATPTour.com looks at some of the best tweets about Medvedev’s triumph over Djokovic.
Simply stunning Daniil Medvedev, you stopped one of the greatest tonight. To win your first Grand Slam title is always special, to do it against a champion like Novak Djokovic is something else. Take heart Novak, the quest continues. Best wishes, 🚀
— Juan M. del Potro (@delpotrojuan) September 12, 2021
Credit to Medvedev who played spectacularly.
As @rodlaver would say, you can’t have one bad match in a major, & Novak made too many unforced errors today.
However, winning 3 of 4 Slams is remarkable.👏 https://t.co/TUevdDEjyS
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) September 12, 2021
Flawless match strategy by Medvedev. He deserved the win today. We still need to acknowledge how phenomenal Novak was this year (and for 15 yesrs) Was fun to watch. Congrats to both!!
— andyroddick (@andyroddick) September 12, 2021
— Gabriela Sabatini (@sabatinigabyok) September 12, 2021
Part of history https://t.co/Ih4SKClTL4
What a match from Danil #Impressive
3 grand slams this year, World number 1 and FAR from over! The 🐐 will be back! @DjokerNole
— Nemanja Nedovic (@nedovic1624) September 12, 2021