Daniil Medvedev on Monday lost his temper at the Margaret Court Arena while clashing up against Maxime Cressy to book a spot at the quarter-finals of the first Grand Slam of the year.
The reason behind his anger was apparently because he was refused to leave the court for freshening up, Reuters reports.
The Russian defeated Cressy of America 6-2 7-6(4), 6-7(4) 7-5 to grab a spot in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. Medvedev said to the reporters, “The thing is that I know that in the 35 (degre) heat when you are playing in the sun, I am going to want to change after two sets because you are going to get wet.”
The player further said that he needed “a good four minutes” to change and freshen up. “I don’t see any logic in these rules, so hence I can call this stupid.” The US Open champion expressed his madness and told he was not in a good mood today.
World No. Two Medvedev is defending his title at the Grand Slam to add points so that he can grab the World No. One position in the absence of Novak Djokovic who was departed from Australia following visa controversial case.
Medvedev will be next facing Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime tomorrow at the quarterfinals to book a spot in the semis.