Daniil Medvedev created history in his own right with a convincing straight-sets triumph over top seed Novak Djokovic for his maiden Grand Slam trophy at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Sunday night.
The Russian thwarted the World No. 1’s bid for the Grand Slam at the final hurdle in two hours and 17 minutes. The legend Djokovic sought to emulate, Rod Laver, led tributes, with fellow US Open champions Juan Martin del Potro and Dominic Thiem also quick to offer their congratulations.
ATPTour.com looks at some of the best tweets about Medvedev’s triumph over Djokovic.
Simply stunning Daniil Medvedev, you stopped one of the greatest tonight. To win your first Grand Slam title is always special, to do it against a champion like Novak Djokovic is something else. Take heart Novak, the quest continues. Best wishes, 🚀
— Rod Laver (@rodlaver) September 12, 2021
What a performance!
Congrats on your first Grand Slam title @DaniilMedwed ! 🏆🙌🏼 pic.twitter.com/5tDpWX7yAu
— Dominic Thiem (@ThiemDomi) September 12, 2021
Congratulations @daniilmedwed, well deserved! No words can describe how it feels to win your first @usopen, but I bet you’re the happiest man alive right now! pic.twitter.com/akmLx9DZYB
— Juan M. del Potro (@delpotrojuan) September 12, 2021
Congratulations to @DaniilMedwed the 2021 #USOpen Men’s Singles Champion.
Credit to Medvedev who played spectacularly.
As @rodlaver would say, you can’t have one bad match in a major, & Novak made too many unforced errors today.
However, winning 3 of 4 Slams is remarkable.👏 https://t.co/TUevdDEjyS
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) September 12, 2021
Flawless match strategy by Medvedev. He deserved the win today. We still need to acknowledge how phenomenal Novak was this year (and for 15 yesrs) Was fun to watch. Congrats to both!!
— andyroddick (@andyroddick) September 12, 2021
Unbelievable tennis, congrats @DaniilMedwed 🏆🇷🇺👏🏼@DjokerNole always a great champion 🇷🇸 🙌🏼 #USOpen @usopen pic.twitter.com/1sDm6yiVPt
— Gabriela Sabatini (@sabatinigabyok) September 12, 2021
Part of history https://t.co/Ih4SKClTL4
— Boris Becker (@TheBorisBecker) September 13, 2021
What a match from Danil #Impressive
— Lucas Pouille (@la_pouille) September 12, 2021
3 grand slams this year, World number 1 and FAR from over! The 🐐 will be back! @DjokerNole
— Nemanja Nedovic (@nedovic1624) September 12, 2021