Daniil Medvedev lost his second consecutive grass field final on Sunday.© AFP
Daniil Medvedev lost his second consecutive grass field final on Sunday after beating Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz in the final of the Halle Open in Germany. The Russian was completely outplayed by the Pole, who sealed a 6-1, 6-4 straight sets victory. During the final, the world number 1 experienced a heated moment with his coach Gilles Cervara. Medvedev yelled loudly at Cervara, and the Frenchman rose abruptly from his seat in the stands and stormed out of the court. The video was shared by Tennis TV on their official Instagram handle.
“Medvedev’s coach has seen enough,” Tennis TV captioned the video.
After the game, Medvedev apologized to the crowd for “not making this game longer and more interesting” and admitted that he “wasn’t easy to deal with on the pitch this week”.
Despite winning seven out of nine turf matches this season, the Russian has failed to win a title after losing two consecutive finals.
Medvedev will not participate in Wimbledon this year after organizers banned Russian and Belarusian players from participating following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Medvedev will now be seen in action at the Mallorca Open, which kicks off from June 22.
Hurkacz, on the other hand, won his fifth title in his career, after also beating Australian Nick Kyrgios in the semi-final.
Meanwhile, Hurkacz and his American teammate Sebastian Korda were defeated by Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan and Maximo Gonzalez of Argentina in the men’s doubles final in Halle.
(With AFP inputs)
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