Global #1 Novak Djokovic would possibly not revel in the similar roughly adulation from enthusiasts as Roger Federer or Rafa Nadal however even the Serb’s “actual haters” will come to comprehend his information and achievements after he retires, Daniil Medvedev stated.
Djokovic avenged his US Open ultimate loss to Medvedev by means of profitable a record-extending 6th name in Paris and a list thirty seventh Masters name on Sunday, preventing again from a suite all the way down to win 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Djokovic additionally sealed the year-end global #1 spot for a list 7th time to transport forward of American nice Pete Sampras.
“Ten years after he retires, there are going to be individuals who will get started observing tennis similar to me. I didn’t see Sampras play, I used to be too younger however I heard he was once superb – it’s going to be the similar [with Djokovic],” Medvedev stated.
“There are going to be new folks coming to tennis who’re simply going to learn in Wikipedia or no matter, what had been the consequences, who was once the sector #1 for many weeks, for many occasions.
“After all they’ll see Novak all over. That’s when persons are going to begin to perceive [and say], ‘OK, that’s superb what he has executed’.”
Medvedev had denied Djokovic a record-breaking twenty first grand slam males’s singles name at Flushing Meadows, in addition to a calendar slam, and the Russian stated he knew the Serb could be gunning for him in Paris.
“It’s unimaginable to have any higher hand, psychologically talking, on him,” Medvedev added. “Once I play Novak, I knew that he would attempt to take his revenge even though the fit isn’t the similar. What was once at stake was once now not the similar.
“I may just really feel he in reality sought after to win it doesn’t matter what, and that is what festival is all about.”