Djokovic helped Medvedev build mental strength prior to defeat at the US Open

Daniil Medvedev put on a spectacular performance at the US Open 2021, winning his first Grand Slam trophy.

The Russian demonstrated his great talent by upsetting World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in straight sets.

Medvedev revealed in a recent interview that Djokovic’s insightful words helped him a lot mentally during his run at the US Open.

After his heartbreaking loss at the Tokyo Olympics this year, Djokovic discussed how failures have strengthened him. Medvedev, who admits to being a tremendous fan of Nole, was inspired by the Serb’s upbeat approach.

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Novak Djokovic is credited by Daniil Medvedev

At the Flushing Meadows, Novak Djokovic lost a shock match to Daniil Medvedev, the World No. 2. Coming into the US Open final, Djokovic had yet to lose a match at a Grand Slam in 2021, winning three titles along the way.

Djokovic, on the other hand, lost in straight sets to the Russian in his last encounter. Medvedev recently said in an interview how the 20-time Grand Slam champion aided him psychologically.

“During the US Open, I worked a lot with a psychologist. She’s trying to help me.

“But Djokovic’s words after his defeat at the Olympics helped me more than those of my psychologist when he said that we could not go back in tennis, that all the defeats at the Olympics had made him stronger for the following tournaments,” as per reports on Express.

Novak Djokovic was aiming for a Golden Slam in 2021 after winning Wimbledon 2021.

In a thrilling three-set match in the semi-finals, World No. 1 Alexander Zverev startled the world and lost his Golden Slam ambition.

Despite winning the opening set, the Serb lost the rest of the sets to Zverev. Djokovic then went on to lose the bronze medal match against Pablo Carreno Busta.

He remarked about his disappointment after the match over missing out on the Olympics. He claims that his losses have strengthened him for future difficulties.

“Everything happens for a reason. I know that these losses have usually made me stronger,” he said after his defeat against Carreno Busta.

Despite the fact that Medvedev and Djokovic were opponents in the US Open finals, the Russian’s praise for Djokovic highlights the Serb’s prowess.

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