Why is Daniil Medvedev complaining about the crowd in Paris after the defeat? So what should his opponent in the final, Novak Djokovic, who for years had to endure the cheers of crowds across the globe for his opponents, especially Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, say about him? Only now is Nole getting the recognition deserved even by the crowds, so can the reason for Medvedev’s complaints be justified?
After the victory of Flushing Meadows, world number two Daniil Medvedev had to surrender in the final in Paris-Bercy against his eternal rival in 2021, world number one Novak Djokovic. A lot of honesty and reality on the part of the Russian champion who talked about like this during the press conference, after the game.
In fact he said: “The crowd bothered me a lot. There are sports where there is more silence than tennis, I think that in the vast majority of other sports there is silence and you don’t listen to anyone, I think of billiards. It was the third set and when we were 4 to 2 for Nole and he had a break point I hear someone scream and I lose my mind a bit.
Djokovic’s response was very important and I don’t want to use this as an excuse but I was angry at how the match was going. He went 5-2 and it was impossible to recover. It is not possible to do this, before the services I heard chants for me or for Nole and we need to improve on these things.
Why is Daniil Medvedev complaining about the crowd in Paris?
Pressure? I’m not afraid, on the pitch I always do my best and I don’t aim to win 38 Masters 1000 or 21 Grand Slams, my goal is simply to give it my all. Obviously I don’t like losing and I’m not happy, I think I could have done better and I have this feeling every time I lose.
But I gave it my all, I played against one of the best in history and I felt that he wanted to win at all costs. It was a great battle. When I knew I had to play against him I knew it would be all different than in New York and I knew he would do anything to win.
Djokovic is like me at PlayStation, he is always competitive and he wants to win at all costs. We have to congratulate him because he was better than me in the key moments of the match.”
Now Medvedev will have the same commitments as Novak Djokovic in this final phase of the season, he will try to keep the title in the final of the ATP Finals and at the same time he aims to to win the Davis Cup with his beloved Serbia.