'Are you stupid': Daniil Medvedev in 'crazy' meltdown at Aus Open
Daniil Medvedev went ballistic at the chair umpire after accusing Stefanos Tsitsipas' father of coaching his son during their semi-final clash at the Australian Open.
Medvedev took the first set in his encounter with rival Tsitsipas after a thrilling tiebreak played at a frantic pace.
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The second set mimicked the first set and was played at an unbelievable speed, before Tsitsipas broke Medvedev for the first time to make it 4-5.
This sparked a furious reaction from Medvedev at the change of ends as he blasted the umpire.
In a furious rant, Medvedev accused Tsitsipas of receiving coaching from his player's box.
“Are you mad? Are you mad? His father can coach every point?” Medvedev spat at the umpire.
“Are you stupid? His father can talk every point? His father can talk every point? Answer my question. Will you answer my question? Can his father talk every point?”
At one stage a furious Medvedev screamed at the umpire: "Look at me, I'm talking to you!"
Medvedev was handed a violation for his outburst, but was clearly rattled afterwards when he lost the second set.
Back to that changeover: Medvedev received a warning for a visible obscenity. Crazy emotion poured out after, and he's lucky not to have received a further point penalty after asking the chair umpire, "are you stupid?"#AusOpen Live Blog: https://t.co/SsSgk6nibm pic.twitter.com/tQyo4u09k4
— TENNIS (@Tennis) January 28, 2022
Daniil Medvedev asking umpire Jaume Campistol to issue a code violation to Stefanos Tsitsipas for illegal coaching: "If you don't, you are... how can I call it... a small cat."
— Stuart Fraser (@stu_fraser) January 28, 2022
I think no matter how he feels Medvedev behaved rudely and arrogantly
— Arancia Oya (@aranciaoya) January 28, 2022
So far today @RafaelNadal has reminded us all of his remarkable qualities + now @DaniilMedwed is going crazy with the umpire over the thorny issue of @steftsitsipas , his Dad and accusations of on court coaching 👀 Beware the Russian when he’s angry! @AustralianOpen
— Marcus Buckland (@marcus_buckland) January 28, 2022
Daniil Medvedev's Australian Open antics
Medvedev has caused a stir at this year's Australian Open after numerous run-ins with the crowd.
After his quarter-final match, Medvedev said he took some inspiration for his comeback from Novak Djokovic when he was staring down the barrel of a quarter-final exit.
In his post-match speech with Jim Courier, Medvedev was asked about what was going through his mind having comeback from what appeared to be oblivion.
Medvedev pre-warned the Australian Open crowd: "I don't know if people will like it," before explaining his mentality as "What would Novak do?"
The cheeky moment had the Rod Laver Arena crowd both laughing and pantomime booing.
Earlier in the tournament, Medvedev was booed after having a go at the crowd for their antics during his match against Aussie Nick Kyrgios.
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