Watch Daniil Medvedev's FIFA 'brick fall' celebration after winning US Open as he says 'only legends will understand'
DANIIL MEDVEDEV revealed he used a celebration from the FIFA video game to celebrate winning the US Open.
After his shock win over Novak Djokovic in the Grand Slam finale, the Russian fell to the ground, stuck out his tongue, and laid motionless momentarily.
Once the 25-year-old's theatrics were complete, he got up and shook Djokovic's hand before explaining how the celebration came about.
Medvedev elaborated that he had re-enacted FIFA's 'brick fall' goal celebration, which happens when the player presses buttons L2 + Left on the control pad.
He went on to say it was a move that only legendary people would know about.
In his post-match interview, he said: "Only the legends will understand, what I did after the match was a L2 + Left."
It was a historic win for Medvedev at Arthur Ashe Stadium, in which he denied Djokovic his record 21st Major trophy.
It would also have seen the Serb become the first man since Aussie legend Rod Laver in 1969 to win all four Grand Slams in a year.
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The Russian won 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 in two hours and 16 minutes at Flushing Meadows.
Medvedev has tasted Grand Slam final heartache twice including in Australia earlier this year and was desperate to make amends.
And in a touching tribute to his wife Daria, Medvedev gifted the trophy to her because it was their wedding anniversary and he wasn't able to get her a present due to the game.
Medvedev, the losing finalist here in 2019, said: "I knew what Novak was going for and he is the greatest champion in our sport.
"But I also got a lot of energy from the crowd.
"It is my wedding anniversary and I haven't had time to get a present so I thought I need to win and then I will be able to give Dasha the trophy."
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