Daniil Medvedev cops $9,000 fine after explosive US Open match

Shahida Jacobs
Daniil Medvedev

Daniil Medvedev will have to fork out $9,000 after he was hit with two fines on the back of his hostile US Open match against Feliciano Lopez.

The fifth-seeded Medvedev saw off the Spaniard 7-6 (7-1), 4-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-4, but he was booed by the crowd throughout the match.

He didn’t help himself as he snatched a towel from a ball boy, threw his racket and flipped the middle finger to the spectators.

At the end of the match he thanked the crowd for their “support”.

“I want all of you to know, when you go to sleep at night, I won because of you,” he said. “The energy you’re giving me right now, guys, I think it will be enough for my five next matches. The more you do this, the more I will win, for you guys.”

The Russian has been hit with a total fine of $9,000 (about £7,400) by US Open officials: $5,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct and $4,000 for a visible obscenity.

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