On Wednesday, leaving the court after his defeat against Nick Kyrgios (6-7, 6-4, 6-2), as soon as he entered the Masters 1000 in Montreal, Daniil Medvedev passed, racket bag on his shoulder, in the middle of many fans, blocked by barriers. ” Loser ! »then bellowed one of them, maybe a frustrated bettor or more likely not the sharpest knife in the drawer. “Disgusting behavior. It’s the creme de la creme of our sport, the fans have to show respect.”has since reacted Kyrgios on social networks.
Rather than continuing on his way without saying anything, Medvedev retraced his steps to confront the young spectator. “It doesn’t matter if it’s after a match, during a tournament, in the street or at home: if someone makes fun of me, I will answerexplained the world number 1 this Sunday in Cincinnati. I went to the guy and said, “What’s your problem? Why are you saying that? You shouldn’t be doing that.” He barely spoke English. People around him wanted him to apologize. But it does not matter. »
“I will never let someone yell nasty things at me while continuing my journey without saying anything”
“The only thing that worries mecontinued the 26-year-old Russian player, it’s his father: when I challenged his son, he also started talking badly to me! I’m sorry, but when I have children, I’m not going to educate them so that they say unpleasant things to people. Educate your kid instead of talking badly to me! This is one of the first times this has happened to me in real life. We will say that the more famous you become, by climbing the rankings in particular, the more likely it is to happen. On social networks, it is common, but it is the same in all sports. »
And Medvedev concludes: “When someone makes fun of me, I don’t let it go, no matter who it is, no matter where it is. I will never let anyone yell nasty things at me while walking on without saying anything. I’m going to confront him, ask him what his problem is. » His next detractors have been warned.