Daniil Medvedev explains US Open celebration: 'Only legends will understand'

It appeared Medvedev was just exhausted after trying to wrap up the win in the last set and dealing with a crowd that was clearly behind Djokovic. Medvedev explained what his celebration was all about.

Only legends will understand, but my celebration was L2 + 剩下,” 他说, 通过 ESPN.

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Medvedev was referencing the celebration from the FIFA video game that allows the goal scorer to flop on the ground like a dead fish.

I like to play FIFA. I like to play PlayStation. It’s called the ‘dead fishcelebration. If you know your opponent when you play FIFA, many times you’re going to do this. You’re going to score a goal, you’re up 5-0, you do this one,” 他加了.

Medvedev said he gauged interest with his team before performing the celebration and they told him it would belegendary.He added he wanted to give a shoutout to his friends he plays FIFA with.


Medvedev defeated Djokovic in straight sets 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.

The Russian tennis star, 25, had put together solid performances in other major tournaments this year. He finished as the runner-up in the Australian Open and made it to the quarterfinals in the French Open and the fourth round of Wimbledon.

He came into the tournament as the No. 2 seed and defeated Felix Auger-Aliassime, Botic van de Zandschulp, Daniel Evans, Pablo Andujar Alba, Dominik Koepfer and Richard Gasquet before he played Djokovic.