Novak Djokovic uncertain about 2021 season remainder post US Open final defeat
Serbia's Novak Djokovic suffered a shocking defeat to Russia's Daniil Medvedev in the US Open 2021 final. Post the loss; he remains uncertain regarding his participation in the season remaining.
Reigning world number one, Novak Djokovic of Serbia suffered a setback after he lost to Daniil Medvedev of Russia in the final of the 2021 US Open on Sunday. As a result, he was denied his chance to win the Calendar Slam, while he remains tied with his 20th Slam with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Meanwhile, Djokovic is unsure if he would participate in any further tournaments for the rest of the season. While he has no commitments this month, he has registered himself to play in the Indian Wells Masters next month, having already qualified for the ATP Finals in November.
Speaking to Serbian channel Sportklub, Djokovic said that he had no plans to play as he continues his stay in New York. He also clarified regarding the loss to Medvedev that he was up against the best player, and there was nothing that he didn't prepare for.
Notably, Djokovic looked physically exhausted during the final, as nothing went his way. He has had a long season already and a fruitful one, having won three Slams this year.
Speaking further on his loss, he reckoned that he prepared and did everything to bring himself to an "optimal state of body, mind, and spirit". On being asked if there was anything he could have changed against the Russian, he admitted that there was nothing else to change in his gameplay.
However, he admitted that he became slower and missed half a step on his return shots, besides accepting that Medvedev was extremely good with his serves. Although he regrets losing the final, he expressed gratitude and pride for what he has attained.
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