New Delhi: Russia's fifth-ranked tennis player Daniil Medvedev was fined heavily for his misbehavior at the US Open. Medvedev regretted his gesture towards the spectators during the third round of the US Open and said that he would try to behave well from the front. The Russian player angrily snatched a towel from Ball-Boy during a match against Spain's Feliciano Lopez at Louis Armstrong Stadium and then threw his racket, which was considered a violation of the Code.
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Medvedev's actions could not be seen by chair umpire Damen Dumsois, but his behavior was seen on television. Medvedev hooted the spectators during the match but managed to win the match 7-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-4. He said after the match, 'It was very difficult, I was losing rhythm so I was getting angry. I want to tell you that my victory has been due to you (audience). The more you do this with me (hooting), the better my performance will be.
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Medvedev, however, apologized to the Spanish player and his coach for his conduct, saying that this anger was not against him. When Medvedev was asked if the attitude of the spectators remained the same in the next match, what would be their stand? He said, 'What can I say on this, I am working on myself and hope to do well next time.
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