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US Open 2021: Daniil Medvedev celebrates FIFA after winning first Grand Slam title of his career

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Sunday evening, Daniil Medvedev defeated Novak Djokovic in the 2021 US Open men’s singles championship. The victory was historic in two ways: Medvedev won the first Grand Slam title of his career and Djokovic’s bid for history was ruined in the process.

Djokovic entered the final by winning 27 consecutive Grand Slam matches. He only needed one more to be the first man to win the top four since 1969 – the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open – in the same year, known as the Grand Slam of the calendar year.

Medvedev’s grief also dampened Djokovic’s (at least this season’s) chance of overcoming his rivals, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, to set a permanent Grand Slam individual title record. Now, Djokovic will end this tennis season still tied with his “Big Three” competitors in 20 Grand Slam titles.

After winning the championship point, 25-year-old Medvedev fell to the ground. Shockean? In disbelief? Well, yes, but there is more to it than that.

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It wasn’t exactly the same as the signature. “fall to the ground‘The celebration is celebrated by many tennis players. It was a little different. Medvedev explained in detail what his celebration was like at the post-match trophy ceremony.

“Only legend will understand,” Medvedev said. “What I did after the game is an L2 + Left. Thank you guys.”

Medvedev seems to be referring to his flop celebration as a FIFA video game move. If a FIFA player presses two buttons on the PlayStation controller (L2 and left), this will be the same celebration of the fall Medvedev did it after the win. So Medvedev should also appreciate a small FIFA action in his spare time. You have to wonder how long he waited to repeat this FIFA goal celebration for his real-life celebration when he won his first Grand Slam title.

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