US Open 2021: Daniil Medvedev did a FIFA celebration after winning his first career Grand Slam title

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On Sunday afternoon, Daniil Medvedev beat Novak Djokovic in the 2021 United States Open guys’s songs champion. The win was historical in 2 senses: Medvedev won his very first profession Grand Slam title and Djokovic’s quote for history was ruined at the same time.

Djokovic went into the last having actually won 27 successive Grand Slam matches. He required simply another to end up being the very first male considering that 1969 to win all 4 majors — the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and United States Open — in the exact same year, referred to as the calendar-year Grand Slam.

Medvedev’s upset likewise closed down Djokovic’s possibility (a minimum of, this season) to surpass his competitors, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, for the all-time record of Grand Slam songs titles. Now, Djokovic will complete out this tennis season still connected with his ‘Big Three’ rivals at 20 Grand Slam titles each.

After winning champion point, the 25-year-old Medvedev dropped to the ground. In shock? In shock? Well, yes, however there’s more to it than that, obviously. 

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It wasn’t rather the like the signature ‘drop to the ground’ event lots of tennis gamers do upon winning. It was a bit various. Medvedev provided a description regarding exactly what his event was throughout the post-match prize event.

“Only legends will understand,” Medvedev prefaced. “What I did after the match is an L2 + Left. Thank you guys.”

What Medvedev seems referencing with his flop event is a relocation from the FIFA computer game. If a FIFA gamer presses 2 buttons on the PlayStation controller (L2 and left), it will lead to the specific very same falling event Medvedev did after winning. So, Medvedev need to likewise value a little FIFA action in his downtime. You need to question for how long he was waiting to duplicate this FIFA objective event for his real-life event when he won his very first Grand Slam title.

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