“I did beat him once in straight sets. Was in London (6-3, 6-3 last November). I think tennis is such brutal sport where there is no room for error when you're playing top guys. I am a top guy; he is a top guy,” stated the Russian, who admitted to getting left leg cramps at 5-3 late in the third set. “It's always about the small details.”
The world No.2 had blinked at 5-2 in the third set, when serving for the trophy a couple of double faults and a loose forehand sparked jubilant scenes in the crowd, urging Djokovic to mount an all-time comeback.
No chance, Medvedev smothered any opening and suggested this maiden major could be the catalyst for further Grand Slam glory.
“I do feel sorry for Novak because I cannot imagine what he feels. I don't know this feeling. It definitely makes it sweeter,” added the Russian.
“For the confidence and for my future career, knowing that I beat somebody who was 27-0 in a year in Grand Slams, I lost to him in Australia, he was going for huge history, and knowing that I managed to stop him it definitely makes it sweeter and brings me confidence for what is to come on hard courts so far, but let's see about other surfaces.”