Daniil Medvedev's bizarre US Open celebration explained as star goes viral for ‘dead fish' move (VIDEO)
Added 09-13-21 02:37:04pm EST - “Clinching his first Grand Slam on Sunday, the unorthodox celebration of Russian tennis ace Daniil Medvedev was a surprise to many and has since gone viral. Here's what's behind how the 25-year-old celebrated his US Open win.” - Rt.com
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Denying world number one Novak Djokovic the chance to become the first player since 1969 to sweep a calendar Grand Slam, Moscow-born Medvedev clinched a well-deserved $2.5 million in prize money by seeing off the Serb.
Doing this in three sets with identical scores of 6-4, Medvedev did not go for any of the usual fare when tennis players realize their wildest ambitions.
Instead, Medvedev baffled by simply throwing himself on his side, lying prone on the floor as his wife looked on, before then heading to the net to shake hands with Djokovic and pay his respects as they embraced.
Reacting to the fall, internet users left a litany of replies in the comments section to posts that shared the viral clip with remarks such as: "LMAO! Why did he pass out like that?"
As the man of the hour explained himself, though, the celebration is known as the "dead fish" and is actually inspired by the widely-popular FIFA football video game.
It's called brick fall apparently. Hilarious ???????? pic.twitter.com/Lb8VrZE8qZ— Daniel Jeppesen (@Daniel_Jeppesen) September 12, 2021
???????????????????? https://t.co/Ko1xZ8r9Z3— Daniil Medvedev (@DaniilMedwed) September 13, 2021
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