The fact that the crowd got behind Medevev are the fans open to the changing of the guard and ready for the new generation

Elektra

Professional
Medvev has become a new crowd favorite of the US Open and I don't remember a young player even being as charismatic and playing with the crowd like he does. I know the media tried to build up Grigor but he was not original and too much of a Fed clone. Sascha is not charming enough, Tiafoe does not have confidence yet. Nick Kyrgios got the crowd due to his tennis style but Medvev got them over with his sense of humor, playing the emotions of the crowd and his tennis.

Is this a good sign? Are the fans ready for the changing of the new guard and new fresh faces for the sport.
 

mistik

Hall of Fame
This match turned out to be a total classic in the end.I really thought Rafa is going to lose in the end.Medvedev nearly pulled Djokovic kind of victory towards Rafa.Drama never left this matxh until the very end.
 

Rafa24

Hall of Fame
crowd went back to chanting for rafa. they wanted to see more tennis when it looked like a straight set beat down. Had rafa consolidated that break in the 3rd it would have been a rather boring match and much less stress on all of us rafa fans and rafa. But in the end this was a sweet victory!
 

Elektra

Professional
crowd went back to chanting for rafa. they wanted to see more tennis when it looked like a straight set beat down. Had rafa consolidated that break in the 3rd it would have been a rather boring match and much less stress on all of us rafa fans and rafa. But in the end this was a sweet victory!
I think the fans really do like Medevev and they continued to root for him even when he was down a break but putting it in perspective, history was on the line and the fans wanted Rafa to win 19, I think the window might narrow once the young guys feel inspired.
 

mightyrick

Legend
Medvev has become a new crowd favorite of the US Open and I don't remember a young player even being as charismatic and playing with the crowd like he does. I know the media tried to build up Grigor but he was not original and too much of a Fed clone. Sascha is not charming enough, Tiafoe does not have confidence yet. Nick Kyrgios got the crowd due to his tennis style but Medvev got them over with his sense of humor, playing the emotions of the crowd and his tennis.

Is this a good sign? Are the fans ready for the changing of the new guard and new fresh faces for the sport.
It has nothing to do with changing of the guard. In the end, great competitive tennis wins the hearts and minds of normal people who love the sport. Only in the TTW alternate universe can a large group of people have sadness, regret, and anger after seeing that epic match between two fighters who left it all on the court.

It is matches like that which keep the sport alive.
 

Tshooter

G.O.A.T.
I can’t speak for everyone but I will. We wanted to see a match. It’s as simple as that. I was courtside and I’d say it was definitely pro-Rafa with pockets of Med support. Especially to get him to the 5th.
 

DSH

G.O.A.T.
There has never been in the history of the US Open, a tie - break in the fifth set of a final.
This year was not the exception.
 
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