Daniil Medvedev Pulled Out An Amazing ‘FIFA’ Goal Celebration After Winning The U.S. Open

Daniil Medvedev FIFA celebration US Open

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  • Daniil Medvedev drew some inspiration from FIFA to celebrate his victory at the U.S. Open
  • The Russian pulled out the “Brick Fall” goal celebration after topping Novak Djokovic in the final of the Grand Slam tournament
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On Sunday, Daniil Medvedev added a nice chunk of change to his bank account when he took home $2.5 million by beating Novak Djokovic in straight sets in the final round of the U.S. Open.

When you consider the victory also netted him his first trophy at a Grand Slam tournament, it would be hard to blame him for momentarily blacking out after securing the match point—which he appeared to do after flopping down onto the court and laying motionless for a few seconds before going to greet his opponent at the net.

However, it didn’t take long for Medvedev to reveal his reaction to the momentous win was a deliberate one, as it would appear the Russian who came into the U.S. Open as the second-ranked player in the world is also a big fan of the FIFA video games.

In an interview after the match, Medvedev shared his inspiration for the celebration by saying, “Only legends will understand. What I did after the match was L2+Left.”

If you’re not familiar with FIFA, “L2+Left” is the button combination that triggers the “Brick Fall” goal celebration (also referred to as the “Dead Fish”), and it’s pretty clear Medvedev has pulled it out more than a few times in the games based on the uncanniness of his imitation.

What a mad lad.

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