US Open finalist Daniil Medvedev asked if he prefers Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo His response was not wasted. The inevitable comparisons between the Argentines and the Portuguese are once again in the spotlight.
In the preparation stage of title definition Novak Djokovic At Flushing Meadows, Russian tennis players were consulted on the divisive issue. He had no problem responding and didn’t shy away from the question.
“Messi or Ronaldo? I respect both. It’s just that Leo can do things with the ball that Cristiano can’t. At this point, Messi is very similar to Federer.You don’t understand how they do it”, he noted during a live broadcast with journalist Maria Komandnaya.
Although he didn’t say it explicitly, he made it clear that he saw something different in the current Inter Miami forward, As he mentioned, similar to what Roger Federer does on the court. The now-retired Swiss is far from in contention to become the greatest Grand Slam winner of all time, but his talent and unique strokes put him among the all-time best.
Daniil Medvedev bids for US Open title
The Russian, currently ranked third in the world, just defeated Carlos Alcaraz in four sets in the New York Grand Slam semifinals. Although the Spaniard started as the favourite, Moscow racketed their way through the hierarchy and managed to get a pass.
True to his style of expressing his thoughts effortlessly, after the victory he took aim at the shouting Murcia fans in the second semi-final. Flushing Meadows.
“The crowd today was unbelievable. The only problem was that about a thousand Spaniards started shouting at 5-3 between the first and second serves. That wasn’t good. I guess they were desperate. I was very Glad it didn’t help you… you can go to bed now“He said after the game.
In the final it will be measured as Novak Djokovica rival with whom he maintains a negative history. The Serbian half-time score is 9-5although the player from Moscow defeated him in the only encounter at the US Open: that was in the 2021 final, beating him 6-4 and preventing Noel from winning four consecutive titles in the same year.
The match defined by the title will be Sunday, September 10th at 4pm on the East Coast of the United States. Djokovic will be bidding for his 24th Grand Slam, although he knows there is a “curse” that haunts him and all those who try to achieve the number of titles in the category. it can?