Video: "I've never felt like this" - Djokovic expresses gratitude to New York crowd following US Open loss
In a desperate attempt to create history, Novak Djokovic threw everything he has at Daniil Medvedev during Sunday's US Open final. However, the Russian proved to be the better man, leaving Flushing Meadows with his maiden Grand Slam title.
Medvedev crushed several of the Serbian's dreams at that instant, not only denying him a record 21st Grand Slam title but also a calendar Grand Slam, as the Serbian was undefeated in major events this year and held all three titles.
Despite the loss, Djokovic seemed relieved after the match, expressing his gratitude to the thousands of fans who had watched and cheered him on over the last two weeks.
“I would like to say that tonight, even though I have not won the match, my heart is filled with joy and I'm the happiest man alive, because you guys made me feel very special. You guys touched my soul,” Djokovic told the packed house during the trophy ceremony, pausing between words while sniffling. “I’ve never felt like this in New York, honestly. I’ve never felt like this. I love you guys. Thank you so much for your support. I love you and I’ll see you soon.”