Daniil Medvedev is gearing up for the U.S. Open final against Novak Djokovic and anticipates that Djokovic will be in excellent form. Despite acknowledging Djokovic’s improvement each time they meet, Medvedev is determined to bring his “best-ever version” to the match and attempt to defeat the 23-time Grand Slam champion.
Medvedev secured his spot in the final by defeating top seed Carlos Alcaraz. This sets up a rematch of the 2021 U.S. Open final, where Medvedev emerged victorious. Djokovic, who is pursuing his fourth U.S. Open title to tie Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slams, seeks both revenge and a historic achievement.
Medvedev recognizes Djokovic’s ability to elevate his game after a loss and emphasizes the need for him to do the same. He believes that Djokovic’s mentality changes after a defeat and plans to use that knowledge to his advantage, knowing that Djokovic will be at his best on Sunday.
Despite the confidence boost from his win against Alcaraz, Medvedev insists on sticking to his pre-match routine and maintaining a fighting spirit in the final. He acknowledges the importance of repeatedly proving his abilities on the big stage and aims to capitalize on his newfound confidence while focusing on the task at hand.