(CNN) — Daniil Medvedev has come to be this year’s US Open villain.
The Russian defeated Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 7-6(1), 4-6, 7-6(7), 6-4 — his next four-set win in consecutive times — but it turned out his unruly behaviour on the court which had lovers lustily booing that the 23-year-old at Louis Armstrong Stadium in Friday’s night session.
Medvedev first got at the first place below the lovers’ skin, when he obtained a code violation after he angrily grabbed a towel. His racquet threw when learning of the breach that he had been awarded by seat umpire Damien Dumusois.
Afterwards, following a confrontation with Dumusois, Medvedev putting a hand into his mind that give the middle finger outside of the view of Dumusois was picked up by TV cameras. Boos rained down in the audience, and Lopez quickly became the fan favorite.
Medvedev lifted his arms up , motioning to the crowd after he won, surrounded by boos.
“Thank you , men, because your energy tonight gave me the triumph,” Medvedev said in an interview court. “Because if you were not here, guys, I probably would lose the match. Yesterday, Since I was so tired, I was cramping. It had been so hard for me personally. So I need each of you to understand when you sleep soundly tonight, I won because of you.”
The boos continued.
“The energy you’re giving me right now, men, I think that it’ll be sufficient for the five following games. I mean, the longer you do that, the more I will win for you guys.”
Nothing new for Russian
Controversy is not anything new in regards to Medvedev. He was fined $14,500 for infractions, including pitching coins after a five-set reduction at the leadership of chair umpire Mariana Alves.
He was disqualified for making a racist remark, in Georgia a year before from a Challenger event. Aggrieved a call went against him when playing Donald Young, he explained to the chair umpire Sandy French — Young and French are equally black –“I understand you are friends. I’m confident about it.”
He later apologized.
The Russian has ruled on the hard courts this summer, including winning his first Masters 1000 title at the Southern & Western Open at the Cincinnati suburb of Mason, Ohio, earlier this month. His opponent would be 118th-ranked qualifier Dominik Koepfer.
Read more here: http://synapse.org.in