Daniil Medvedev is one of the most entertaining yet controversial figures in tennis. He’s certainly one of the two best players in the world but not the fan favorite. He again and again tends to blend in with the crowd when they go against him. He often loses his mind and starts mocking them, which even he admits, is not good for his game.
He has repeatedly stood in front of crowds and instead of keeping his cool, he tends to retaliate against them during matches. Even in US Open Finally, the crowd, for a change is Pro-Djokovic which Medvedev does not like. He was seen shouting at the fans and once again he was booed. Not long back, he also interacted with fans last week. In a second round match against Nick Kyrgios, he was amused by the Pro-Kyrgios crowd and even called some fans ‘Idiots’.
Medvedev explodes again
In the final against Rafael Nadal, Medvedev lost his temper again in the third set. Medvedev is following the match and leading by 2 sets. But in the third set serve, he tried a nice volley but missed it badly. The crowd, who wanted to see some exciting action, cheered as Nadal was about to have a decisive break. Medvedev doesn’t like that because he thinks they’re cheering him on when he makes a mistake.
Medvedev gave the crowd sarcastic applause – indirectly mocking them for the Sportsmanship for which he had been booed. Medvedev eventually lost the set 4-6. After the set, Medvedev wanted the referee to announce that anyone shouted between the first serve and the second serve “Being an idiot.”
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