Daniil Medvedev cops $9,000 fine after explosive US Open match
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.
And now, a very special message from Daniil Medvedev. pic.twitter.com/hlfhhjULCA
— Wilfy (@whitelinefervor) August 31, 2019
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 energy you are giving me (by booing) will be enough for my next 5 matches’
– Daniil Medvedevpic.twitter.com/MEgJyV8mBC 😂
— The Tennis Podcast (@TennisPodcast) August 31, 2019
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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