Daniil Medvedev Responds to French Crowd with Obscene Gesture in Paris Masters

by | Nov 2, 2023 | Tennis

Daniil Medvedev’s participation in the Paris Masters 1000 did not end with his defeat to the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov. After the match, the Russian tennis player chose to respond to the provocations from the French crowd by displaying an obscene gesture with his middle finger toward the stands.

During the match, Medvedev complained to the referee about the boos from the crowd during the interval between points. The referee emphasized the fans’ right to express support or criticism during breaks, which irritated the Russian. As a result, the tennis player sat down and received a warning.

He expressed his frustration, saying, “They are booing. I’m not going to play when they are booing. They are stupid. They stop booing when I’m playing. I didn’t do anything to make them boo at me.”

After the game, when asked about the obscene gesture towards the French crowd, Daniil Medvedev responded ironically, “I was looking at my fingernail. How would I do that to the friendly Paris-Bercy audience?”

Despite the boos, the victory went to Grigor Dimitrov with a score of 2-1. The Bulgarian won the first set 6-3, but Medvedev equalized by winning the second set 7-6. However, Dimitrov triumphed with another 7-6 in the final set, eliminating Medvedev from the competition.

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