Winning his first Grand Slam at the US Open was enough for Daniil Medvedev to finally celebrate – and he pulled out a move from a video game.
But the second seed, having dominated world number one Novak Djokovic to win 6-4 6-4 6-4 at Flushing Meadows on Sunday, changed his mind.
He jumped and fell to the floor after he converted his third championship point – a reference to the brick fall/dead fish goal celebration in the Fifa video game.
“Only legends will understand, what I did at last was L2+left,” he told the New York crowd.
Medvedev produced a near flawless performance to beat Djokovic and end the Serb’s hope of a calendar Grand Slam and a men’s record 21st major singles title.
He revealed afterwards that he had thought up the celebration while struggling to sleep on tour one night.
“To not celebrate is going to be too boring, because I do it all the time,”…