Daniil Medvedev is known for producing unorthodox shots but it seems he has learned to display some unorthodox dance moves as well. He defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in the semi-final of the 2023 Rome Masters on Sunday after which he pulled off the dance moves.
The second men’s final was delayed by around five hours due to rain. After clinching victory 7-5, 7-5, the Russian who advanced to his first claycourt final since the 2019 Barcelona Open, started dancing at the baseline and claimed he once danced in US Open and it was famous.
“I like the GIF so let’s see what comes up with this one because when you do it, it’s like being in the club completely drunk,” he said after the match. Also Read: Breaking: Andy Murray Withdraws From French Open 2023
However, fans were quick to recall that Tsitsipas had once pulled off dance moves when he defeated Medvedev in the 2022 Cincinnati Open semifinal. Tennis TV uploaded the two videos side by side which garnered over 1 million views.
Watch the video here:
Daniil Medvedev calls his dance moves ridiculous
Medvedev said that although he doesn’t dance much, it happened because he was really happy after the win. The 27-year-old watched his dance moves on TV and called it ridiculous. However, for him, it will be one of the good memories of his career down the line.
“I don’t dance a lot after I win, but sometimes it happens. I was just really happy with the win. This dance, when I saw it, they showed me, I saw it on one TV almost straight after. I was like, this looks ridiculous,” the Russian said as per Tennis Majors.
“When I’m going to see it in a year or maybe in a month, I’m going to be like, ‘That’s memories. That’s memories. That’s fun.’ I went into my first Masters’ final, so I was just feeling great. But, it doesn’t mean I’m going to dance after every match.”
Meanwhile, the Russian faced Denmark’s Holger Rune in the final. The latter outclassed Casper Ruud for the first time in their head-to-head encounters. But in the final, it was Medvedev who rocked. He has often lamented over his dislike of clay courts but ended the Masters 1000 tournament with the coveted trophy 7-5, 7-5 and rose to number two in the world rankings. Also Read: Italian Open 2023 Ends With Major Announcements: Retractable Roof And Expanded Capacity To Debut By 2026
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