Meddy “if you gotta lose …better to lose in the finals”

Federev

Legend
This was an absolute heartbreaker. Meddy played a perfect match. Nothing for Meddy to laugh about here.
The laughter is hiding the tracks of his tears.

His presser revealed a much healthier guy than 2022 tho.

He has a beautiful family and more than enough to live on and he plays sports for his job - and he’s among a few people who are better at the job than anyone else on earth.

Hopefully he can keep reflecting on that big picture.
 

3loudboys

G.O.A.T.
His presser revealed a much healthier guy than 2022 tho.

He has a beautiful family and more than enough to live on and he plays sports for his job - and he’s among a few people who are better at the job than anyone else on earth.

Hopefully he can keep reflecting on that big picture.
Its not a bad life is it when you put it that way (y)
 

messiahrobins

Hall of Fame
He is right ofc, for a player of his calibre a final loss is always better than an earlier loss, it is for GOAT candidates that an earlier loss "could" under special circumstances be better for the legacy than a final loss.
This. Sampras 7-0 in finals definitely feels special im sure, or at lezst used to when it mattered, given what he is going through now he wont care one bit as tennis was just.a job, which is what medvedev js sort of saying.
Medvedev has nothing to be gutted about this time. Did all he can do.
 

ibbi

G.O.A.T.
I was feeling bad for him, but after watching the press conference and seeing how far he has come from the guy he was here 2 years ago in the same position it is definitely a mood lightener.

Hope he can bounce back from it quickly and show more of the aggressive tennis he obviously has in his locker, and by his own admission, is working on more.
 

Terenigma

G.O.A.T.
Good attitude but I hope he's just saying it for the benefit of the crowd and doesn't actually take that comment to heart. If you play sport for a living, you almost need to be disgusted with yourself but in a positive way, Like you know it was a bad loss and motivate yourself to never let it happen again. Don't just dismiss it and act like it's ok. It's not. You don't let it defeat you but you don't dismiss it so that you improve and do better next time.
 

Federev

Legend
I was feeling bad for him, but after watching the press conference and seeing how far he has come from the guy he was here 2 years ago in the same position it is definitely a mood lightener.

Hope he can bounce back from it quickly and show more of the aggressive tennis he obviously has in his locker, and by his own admission, is working on more.
Same - 100%
 

Mike Sams

G.O.A.T.
This was an absolute heartbreaker. Meddy played a perfect match. Nothing for Meddy to laugh about here.
The laughter is hiding the tracks of his tears.
What do you mean? Med was supposed to lose. Didn't matter if he's 2 sets up. He lost to an aging Nadal 2 years earlier here. He's used to losing.
 

mike danny

Bionic Poster
His presser revealed a much healthier guy than 2022 tho.

He has a beautiful family and more than enough to live on and he plays sports for his job - and he’s among a few people who are better at the job than anyone else on earth.

Hopefully he can keep reflecting on that big picture.
Not to mention that he should've been out twice before the final anyway.
 

mahatma

Hall of Fame
I was feeling bad for him, but after watching the press conference and seeing how far he has come from the guy he was here 2 years ago in the same position it is definitely a mood lightener.

Hope he can bounce back from it quickly and show more of the aggressive tennis he obviously has in his locker, and by his own admission, is working on more.

The way he has handled this loss is simply unreal. He has seen the bright side to a very tough loss. He will win a lot more in future with this mentality. Kudos to him and his coaching team + people close to him - who have basically changed him in just 2 years.


It was a heart breaking intvw 2 years back when he lost to Rafa.
 

RaulRamirez

Legend
We agree.
Barring something extremely unusual, it's always better - in any sport - to lose in the finals than beforehand. Sure, that one loss may be harder to take but getting there (in this case, winning 6bstraight matches) is preferable to losing earlier.

I also think that Medvedev may be the best interview(ee) on the tour. As you mentioned, he's very bright, articulate, open - and with that wry sense of humor.
 

Federev

Legend
The way he has handled this loss is simply unreal. He has seen the bright side to a very tough loss. He will win a lot more in future with this mentality. Kudos to him and his coaching team + people close to him - who have basically changed him in just 2 years.


It was a heart breaking intvw 2 years back when he lost to Rafa.

Straight up facts!
 

Jonesy

Legend
TTW doesn't agree.

Better losing in the QF because then your final records look better.
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uscwang

Hall of Fame
Tough matches in QF and SF against HH and Zverev. He had the right game plan to beat Sinner in the final, but not legs.
 

Fabresque

Legend
All things considered, he’s fine. He’s already won a slam and has been number 1. Something that when he first got on tour, was unfathomable.

In general it was a more brutal tournament for Zverev. Playing great, taking out one of the favorites, 2-0 in the semifinals only to lose out. And what makes it worse is that Zverev is still waiting for his maiden slam, Med isn’t.
 
How well he took such a loss is really admirable. It shows how well he is putting things into perspective, to instantly realize that in the grand scheme of things nothing truly awful (compared to real life tragedies) happened. May he share countless loving, peaceful and tender moments alongside his wife and his child, and if he can grab one or two slam titles, then I guess that would be the icing on the cake.
 

Beulah Jesus

Hall of Fame
Well Medvedev is looking at the bright side with the comment. However, losing AO finals after being up 2 sets is becoming something commonplace with him and that does not look good on any resume.
 

darthrafa

Hall of Fame
this one hurts more than 2022's
in 2022, he knew he should have won it but in 2024, he knew he had already done what he could do and without the legs and out of gas, he knew it is hopeless until the championship point came
u can see at the final set, he could only return to his normal return position, i.e. far away from the baseline.
he spotted on the tactics but no longer was able to implement it
so sad to feel the powerless and hopeless
 

WarriorRafa

Hall of Fame
Gotta disagree. What's more heart breaking, two 3/4 set losses in slam QFs or two final losses from two sets up? Easily the latter.
 

3loudboys

G.O.A.T.
Heartbreaking to lose the final again but a real fighter who is not satisfied with losing in the earlier rounds … respect for that. I remember a Denzel Washington speech where he said that if you sit outside the barber shop long enough sooner or later you’re gonna get a haircut … maybe not those exact words but close. He’s right … elite level you get a lot of disappointment. Even in a match you only win just over half the points and sometimes not even that. The best players recover and put themselves out there over and over again. Kudos to Daniil for keeping competing hard and keeping it in perspective. He will get another slam if he continues with the commitment he’s shown. Marathon man.
 
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