Daniil Medvedev has won his first Grand Slam. The Russian tennis player rose above everything and everyone in the final and outclassed Novak Djokovic, the number one in the world: 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.
A powerful serve
From the first game in the first set it became clear that the Russian was on top of it. He immediately broke the Serbian tennis player and served himself more than very strong. Medvedev intended to take a lot of risks on his second serve and served second serve at 200 kilometers per hour. Djokovic had absolutely no answer to the powerful serve of the number two in the world. The break in the very first game was enough to win the first set.
The Russian also served as a boss in the second set, but also in the rally Medvedev Djokovic was often the boss. The Servier got a taste of his own medicine, because his opponent played with the game with which he so often laid opponents over. The second set also went to second seed Medvedev 6-4.
The loud crowd
The third set initially seemed to go even faster than the previous two sets. Medvedev broke Djokovic twice in a row and quickly led 4-0. Nothing seemed to stand in the way of the Russian’s first grand slam victory, until the rowdy and often unsportsmanlike crowd expressed their moment of fame (or shame) by shouting through Medvedev’s serve and cheering loudly at every mistake by the Russian. It led to a short-lived revival for the Serb, who burst into tears at 5-4 during the break. However, he did not get further than one serve break. At 5-4, the Russian showed why he is the deserved winner this year by delivering a superb serve game.
Djokovic remains stuck on 20 majors
With Medvedev’s victory, Djoko remains on twenty Grand Slam victories, just as many as Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. In January, Djokovic will have another chance to overtake his two major rivals at the Australian Open.