Daniil Medvedev proud of US Open performance in Rafael Nadal defeat

Daniil Medvedev insisted that he had”no regrets” following his exhilarating fightback against Rafael Nadal in the US Open final ended in heartbreak.
The agonisingly missed out to a first Grand Slam title after a five-set defeat the Spaniard in one of the biggest games in Flushing Meadows.
Medvedev, who won his first Masters title last month would have become the first player to win the US Open from two sets behind.
The New York showpiece was that the 23-year-old’s fourth of the North American hard-court summer and he’s climbed to a career-high world No 4.
“It was an remarkable match. It is an awesome story. This summer is amazing for me. I will remember every minute of it” Medvedev said.
“I’ve got a great memory if we discuss tennis. I’ll certainly remember it when I’m, for example, 70 years old”
Medvedev insisted he had nothing to lose in his first Grand Slam final after his runs to the final at Washington, Montreal, Cincinnati and in the united states Open this summer.
He had become the third man to accomplish that feat but like Ivan Lendl in 1982 and Andre Agassi in 1995, finished in New York.
“After the summer I had no fear. I had everything to acquire. I think it’s Rafa who had something to drop,” additional Medvedev.
“I moved out there now, I gave everything I can, and I’m proud of myself. He was the better one. I have to admit it. I don’t have any regrets.”
The Russian joked he had already thought of exactly what to say in his speech when he trailed by 2 sets and a rest, before he built a fightback.
He had been booed from the New York audiences during the fortnight for taunting them throughout his on-court interviews but needed them cheering his title because he threatened to generate a comeback win.
Medvedev had break points in the next game of the final series but dropped a fracture behind just to get an chance to regain parity, before he was finally defeated Nadal tournament stage.
“My wife always tells me that I must be happy about myself occasionally, because I am really self-criticising,” said Medvedev.
“For example, I’m not happy to lose, however I must give my credit to these two weeks. It has been amazing.
“Before the tournament, my very best result was fourth round of a Grand Slam. I had any issues. I did not play as good as I desired. But I managed to be in the final. I managed to give a enormous struggle to among the greatest players in the history of the game.”
Medvedev has been bidding to become the first active player in their uterus to win a Grand Slam title and divide the’Big Three dominance’ .
Nadal, who has shared the last 12 Grand Slam titles with Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, is confident Medvedev will get his second.
“He’s a great, excellent future in front. I truly think he will be able to win Grand Slams, a few of these,” Nadal said.
“In this lifetime, it is impossible to forecast the future. However, his career looks very, very well.”

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