Novak Djokovic On-Court Interview | 2021 US Open Final

A teary Novak Djokovic gives his post-match speech after losing in straight sets to Daniil Medvedev in the final of the 2021 US Open.

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The 2021 US Open main draw runs from August 30 - September 12 in New York City at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The tournament takes place for the 141st time and is the fourth and final Grand Slam of the year. Dominic Thiem is the men’s singles defending champion but has withdrawn following an injury. Naomi Osaka is the women’s singles defending champion and will be aiming to claim the title for the third time in four years. Meanwhile, No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic looks to complete the calendar Grand Slam after winning the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon already this year. Should the Serbian lift the title here for the fifth time, he will also overtake Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to become the first-ever man to win 21 Grand Slam singles titles. With full capacity crowds back again, it’s time for the greatest return!


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F T:
Novak's win this year was new York's crowds support ,he needed to feel that at least one time in his career .
I think this is the first time in a while I’ve seen a crowd supporting djokovic
Jake Huang
Jake Huang:
"Thank you guys. I've never felt like this in New York"

Even as a Fedfan, it's still hard hearing Novak acknowledge that he doesn't always get the love from the crowd. Hopefully this will at least be the norm for him going forward.

Edit: please be respectful to Novak in the chat you guys. It's a tough loss and he's a decent man
As a Federer fan, I really like to see Novak getting so much support and I admire his effort to fight for the CYGS until the last match. He still has so many great records and he should be proud of himself after this season.
I am Shadowbanned
I am Shadowbanned:
He lost the match but he finally gained the crowd's support. The irony. Novak you are a great champion regardless.
F.R.S •
F.R.S •:
I think Djokovic didn’t handle the pressure of being a fan favorite for the first time in a GS final
He was crying before the last game because he felt he was letting the crowd down
Milton Ng
Milton Ng:
Even when he lost, he has found a way to win

The man is truly on another level
Although we always forget he's just a man
Rob K
Rob K:
Beautiful speech Novak, you’re understanding of what is truly important in life came through today, when you had every right not to. Incredible champion, you’ve grown so much as a human being lately!
Sven Sirčo
Sven Sirčo:
I think that whole audience rooting for him for the first time made an extra pressure on him because then he probably felt as if he was being obligated to win for them as well
Mike B
Mike B:
I confess: I was never a Djokovic fan....but now I'd have to say that I am -- he is a class act.
He is such a legend already.. Love to see him flaring in the courts so many years to come...!!!
“I have never felt like this in New York”. Well, this says it all. Today is the day Novak lost a Championship and won the hearts of the tennis fans. Absolutely special! 💙💙
Sharvaan Sharex
Sharvaan Sharex:
Djokovic has been an unstoppable beast this year, 3 slams and a final is a huge achievement. Especially, winning that French Open by beating Rafa and even after being 2 sets down in the final is incredible.
Владимир Володько
Владимир Володько:
So genuine speech we all wanted to hear from him, that's incredible, he is an absolute beast and pure legend of tennis with Nadal and Federer
Diehard fan of Nole till he retires. Today was not his day. He will be back, as strong as always.
Medvedev played like beast, he beat both Novak and rude crowd. One of the most dominant performances I've seen at any tournament. To boo him is big disrespect to entire sport
I think what most people will miss is that Novak had an extremely tough 5 setter in the semifinals, he was just tired. Medvedev was costing with all 3 set matches. Not to mention he is 10 years younger. It's tough to even play let alone win when you're that exhausted...but I have no doubt Novak will be back winning slams next year.
Zhihao Chen
Zhihao Chen:
when I saw the result I was sad, when I watched his speech, I just can't help myself burst into tears, Novak is the hero in my heart, forever.
Joji Rojas
Joji Rojas:
Nole lost one game that was so hyped. He has won 20 GS, and will win more. Dominant the last 10 years. 27 wins, one loss, GREAT year.
This was Nole's most important and heartfelt win of his career: the love of the crowd.
You Tube
You Tube:
If Novak was loved like this, he would've won 30 slams.
Tennis Caffe
Tennis Caffe:
This proves how much he wanted to complete the calendar slam. The pressure on his shoulders was immense. He couldn't hold back his tears in the third set, he felt something unique that even him couldn't handle.
Eric Estrada
Eric Estrada:
He is human and felt the weight of history records. Happy to see Medvedev winning his first slam but I know this was not Novak's A game. He was tight and Med came with a high first serve percentage, taking advantage of every short ball and keeping Novak deep in the middle forcing him to create difficult angles under pressure. He executed well and deserved the win but I would have like to see Djokovic playing like he usually does in the big games.
Sami 0
Sami 0:
It’s great to see the crowd finally supporting Djokovic
finally he is getting some of the love that he deserves. he's amazing and he deserved to win :(
RccDB Cars
RccDB Cars:
I'm feeling so sorry for Djokovic, He would have deserved this, what a career.
Gloria Evans
Gloria Evans:
Novak will always have a heart of a champion. So gracious in defeat and he finally got the support he has craved for so long from the NY crowd. All the haters are out in force today and gloating over his loss. He won 3 out of the 4 majors this year and that is an incredible accomplishment. He's not done. Medvedev deserves this win. He was truly dominant. Novak cannot win everything. He showed us today that even the GOAT can stumble sometimes. Go get 21 next year Nole.
I was surprised by the fans reaction I never heard them cheer for him at the U.S open. I think that took him out of his game he didn't have that fire when the crowd is against him he turns into a beast. But great match by Medvedev he did an amazing job.
Everyone should have booed him like they normally do, he probably would have pulled out the win.
Irena Deacon Henriquez
Irena Deacon Henriquez:
That standing ovation was longer than ever and IN THE USA where he was always the most hated💖🙂🥰 makes my heart melt
The best game of Medvedev! And not the best Djokovic, but I was rooting for him and believe in his victory in the future!
The fact that this guy is not shown love or respect by crowds - given everything he’s achieved and everything he’s been through - is a sad sad reflection on humanity.
Zoran Orlic
Zoran Orlic:
Djokovic choked tonight mentally. Too stressed. You can tell how relieved he was at the end.
Raj B
Raj B:
At last Nole got so much love from crowd that made him so lighter than winning GS itself, as it was brutal all these years and now i am feeling happy for him, as it doesn't matter how many you win, what matters is how do you feel about it irrespective of winning or losing.
He was mentally and physically drained... It showed on the court. And Medvedev kept his cool and his level. The outcome showed that.
Manish pandey
Manish pandey:
Novak was clearly out of gas today and its fine, so honest in sayin that he indeed invisioned himself standing with the trophy and his speech to say but we are happy for what he has achieved this year from 17 to 20 slams in a flash, showed gritt and determination throughtout the year and m sure he will win 2 majors next year, wimbledon and AO for sure, Rest up champion
Stefano Reggatta
Stefano Reggatta:
Nole, you show your greatness even in this dramatic situation. The love of your fans is far bigger than that of the fans of all other tennis players joint together. So, take energy from all of us and show your greatness again and again ! Thank you Nole 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻.
Not sure I've ever seen that kind of reaction from him before and I've been watching him since he hit the big time. It's nice to see the emotional connection. GG's ☮️💜
Phú Phan
Phú Phan:
Novak is still Novak, more challenges are waiting for him
keep your head cool and stay calm !!!
The more you give the more you received, without no DOUBT for me Djokovik is the GOAT <:
Olivera Mitrovic
Olivera Mitrovic:
You are a warrior with such a great heart Nole !!!
Only you know how it feels...
For me you are the greatest!!!!
So proud of you! ❤️
Agustin Salas
Agustin Salas:
Can't stop crying 💔🐐
Mountain Guy
Mountain Guy:
Happy for Meddy :) First is always special and that too against the World’s best.
As a Nole fan, I’m not bothered much by this loss because it will keep him motivated for the next year and with less pressure at AO, he will create history there and might have a go at Calendar Slam.
The Godfather
The Godfather:
I don't know why I am crying. 😭😭 I have always said it, I will say it again "Djokovic is the only player I have ever seen any sports who is always more humble in his victories and very gracious in his defeats." On court he is as aggresive as soft off court. ❤️❤️
Wahn Yoon
Wahn Yoon:
Such a great champion, and gracious even when he is devastated at the loss. While I'm a longtime Federer fan I was rooting for Novak tonight. No doubt he will won more slams and 1000's, his excellence is a joy to watch.
Mayank A
Mayank A:
Finally he is feeling connected with the crowds, probably one big element that was missing so far.. And now getting the respect and importance on the court he deserves.. 🙌❤️
been crying since second set. Love you Novak, you have a special place in my heart 💙
Stelios P
Stelios P:
Man this meant so much to Novak and you can see it clearly. What an incredible legend of the game. Phenomenal career, phenomenal year and he s not going anywhere either.

Congratulations on an amazing year and congratulations to Daniil on the grand slam win.
Abhishek Raj
Abhishek Raj:
I can't be more proud of Novak anymore. He loses one of the most important match of his life but still gives an excellent speech .All he ever wanted was the love that NY showed him today. It's not the number of titles he has, but the respect and love he deserves. Even though Daniil was having negligible support, he won. Huge congragulations to him. Novak will always be my GOAT for inspiring me everyday in his wins or losses .
Happiness Oasis # Dushyant Singh Panwar #
Happiness Oasis # Dushyant Singh Panwar #:
Iconic Novak. Grace in the face of such a devastating loss. He will use this to fuel another golden phase in the years to come😎👊
Legal Eagles
Legal Eagles:
Respect ✊ to him.
He’s a stand up guy....
rahul valluripalli
rahul valluripalli:
I even felt till the last point he can comeback and win this game coz I feel like he is a perfect synonym of phoenix
Pistol Shrimp Studio
Pistol Shrimp Studio:
Great match from Danil, fully deserved. Big congrats to the Russian bro, he deserves it, he played like a champion tonight. And toght for Novak, but he is a masterful mind, he will bounce back stronger as always.
Amaiur Jarauta
Amaiur Jarauta:
Novak, on t'aime !!! ❤️
La prochaine sera la bonne, ne t'inquiète pas !
Still a remarkable 2021 season!
Tony Rich
Tony Rich:
Novak was tired. He played nearly 4 hours in the semifinals. Medvedev had an easier path to the final. Congrats to the winner. It's hard to win all 4 majors in the same calendar year. He will break the record for most grand slams soon enough.
J O:
I feel like Novak has done so well with his 20 grand slams 🏆 longest weeks at #1 that he doesn’t have much to prove. If he wins another GS than great 👍 either way he is THE goat 🐐
He has beat both Nadal and Federer the most and doesn’t need to do much more other than compete because he loves the game. He should relax now and not put pressure on himself anymore.
Michael G
Michael G:
"Congrats to Medvedev" It's hard to get a win from Novak. and 21 will happen sometime next year.
Udi Assaf
Udi Assaf:
Love Novak. Possibly the greatest tennis player of all time (he will beat Federer and Nadal's record - I am sure) but also - a great human being.
Well done goat, thanks for a great season! No doubt more is coming next year!🥺🐐
Daksha Sheth
Daksha Sheth:
Thanks for your humility Novak
You are a great player. Sometimes you loose -so what
Great speach! He put his Ego aside and spoke from his heart. 👍
Andrē Cordita
Andrē Cordita:
I dont know why people tend to hate this guy, I mean his competitive spirit is on another level. One of the goats in tennis. Period and Salute🔥
Abhishek Singh
Abhishek Singh:
His post match on court interview was really touching.. The love and affection of the crowd really touched his soul... He said, "despite of losing his milestone battle, he is the happiest man today".He won the crowd".I am a diehard rafa fan but from yesterday on I really fell in love with him.
Tarsem Singh
Tarsem Singh:
gotta love this guy this is the true novak, legend of our sport!
Robbie Greenfield
Robbie Greenfield:
Incredible speech. It shows the inadequacy of playing sport behind closed doors when you consider what a profound impact the crowd can have on the outcome of a match
Mountains & Sea
Mountains & Sea:
True class act. He’s an amazing person and athlete.
R D:
Congrats to Medvedev, well done! And to Novak, you're still no 1 in my book! Nothing to be sad! You've done amazing! Proud of you!
Denis Music
Denis Music:
What a man with so much passion and heart. If you didnt almost cry with him than you should check your emotions.
Μαρίνα Σ
Μαρίνα Σ:
I need to say thanks for everyone from USA who supported Novak. We respect your from bottom of our heart. Greetings from Serbia 🇺🇸🇷🇸
Novak had clearly had his heart broken, it was his turn to suffer a huge heartbreak otherwise he wouldn't be a true champion
Frank Hu
Frank Hu:
Thank you, Novak. You are truly the best. And yes, thank you NY fans, because I do believe it's his tear of joy, rather than frustration. Because every time before, when he was on the court to win, there was always less support as compared with what his opponents got. But this time, when he is about to lose when he needs the support, and he gets it. That's everything to him now. Many times, I think one reason why he continues to climb the mountains is that he wants to earn the heart/support of the fans on the court. Cheer up champion! You still have a lot more to win!
Tennis Caffe
Tennis Caffe:
Fight for your dreams like these guys did. Amazing!
As a Novak fan, I am crying😭 As a fan of tennis, I am crying😭
Veselko Popovic
Veselko Popovic:
Nole we love you and admire what you made to our lives!!!
Djokovic is just great! We love you in Hamburg Germany! You have contributed so much to the sport, not only stamina and skill but also the greatest sense of humour on the tour! Go, Nole, go!
Mubbashir Hussain
Mubbashir Hussain:
Semi final took the energy out of him.......
Brian McSherry
Brian McSherry:
Finally the 🐐 getting a crowd on his side, always classy when he wins or loses!
Krishna Kumar
Krishna Kumar:
It was very hard to see Novak lose, he was so close to achieve thr Grandslam, great champion
Идемо Новаче следеће године по тај 21 слем.Ти си најбољи спортиста икада!
Novak's one of the most classiest professional athletes in sports today, a true role model.
We love you too Novak! Your dedication to this sport is unmatched!
Hasim Rahaman
Hasim Rahaman:
Novak will give comeback even stronger in next year
Hard Luck champ❤️
Khurram Khan
Khurram Khan:
🎈 Congratulations Daniil Medvedev on winning your 1st Grand Slam. 👏

Commiserations Novak. Thank you Novak, for a magnificently superb and a gloriously remarkable victorious year of tennis, in which you won the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon. Novak, now you can have a long deserved rest and see you back strong 💪competing at the Austrailian Open next year. 👍 21 Is Coming... 🤞
Jack Dawkins
Jack Dawkins:
So weird to see the crowd on Nole's side. Also weird to see Nole fans on the internet be humbled by this turn of events.
Nemanja Djuric
Nemanja Djuric:
Even though this was such an emotionally heartfelt speech the ending when he said “I’ll see you soon” was such a baller move idk why 😂 GOAT
kandavalli sathish kumar
kandavalli sathish kumar:
" I've never felt like this in New York" this is bravefulness of novak
Ramamurthy S
Ramamurthy S:
Amazing Novak. Full credits to him for his frank and from the heart words. Novak is the GOAT, no matter he list the US open this year.
He didnt have much left in the tank and i also believe he got a little mental. All this pressure got into his head. Dont wanna take anything from Daniil but i really believe his easy way all the way till the finals won him the game.
Anirban C
Anirban C:
Even if I lost the match, my heart is filled with joy, I feel I'm the happiest man in the world coz you guys made me feel special...Stop it stop it Novak, stop cutting the onions on me 🥺🥺🥺. Love ❤
He'll just do it in Australia,and the he might win a few more. Go Nole !!!
Harry L
Harry L:
It is so hard to watch these runner-up speeches, so cruel. As a Federer fan I didn't want him to win, but even then I teared up for Djokovic here...just so cruel...
Ed M
Ed M:
Novak’s angry fire inside with clutch performances when booed is what made me a fan of his, but clearly we all need Some Love too 👊🏽✌🏽
Irena Deacon Henriquez
Irena Deacon Henriquez:
Love and respect between them 2 is amazing 🥰💖
Slingshot Chicken
Slingshot Chicken:
You got it Novak, you have become MORE than just a great tennis player, congratulations on maturing to this degree, you are an example for many. It's nice to see go from a player I mocked with the nickname Big Bird to the man and great player you are today. Thank you, I can go to your matches and cheer for you when you are playing many opponents now. I know you have a lot more great tennis in you, see you on the court!
Marleise Rashford
Marleise Rashford:
Novak. You are still the greatest. Love you.
OneStauffder Sirynch
OneStauffder Sirynch:
You know what? If there’s anybody who can even have a shot at trying this again, it’s him. It’s not impossible that he could do it again next year.
Piete Koo
Piete Koo:
For all those who defend the behaviour of Kyrgios and Tsitsipas, let this be an example of respect for your opponent.
Gomri Ria
Gomri Ria:
from tunisia big big fan of novack, you are great, hope to see you in the next years chasing more slams
Human Being
Human Being:
I'm a Federer man at heart, but had Djokovic won this match even I would've conceded that Djokovic truly is the best tennis player of all time.
I wish Novak get 25 Grand Slams and makes us entertain with his tennis skills, Come on Novak NYC has just started loving you!