Wife's brutal act during Daniil Medvedev loss in Australian Open final

Sam Goodwin
·Sports Editor
·3-min read
Daniil Medvedev and wife Daria, pictured here during the Australian Open final.
Daniil Medvedev and wife Daria during the Australian Open final. Image: Getty

Daniil Medvedev's wife was the talk of the tennis world during the Australian Open final, and one furious look at her husband had fans in a frenzy.

The Russian star was no match for Novak Djokovic on Sunday night as the Serb stormed to his ninth Australian Open title with a 7-5 6-2 6-2 victory.

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Medvedev cut a frustrated figure as he was left with no answers to Djokovic's masterful performance.

And the World No.4 let those frustrations boil over in the second set as he demolished his racquet in an angry outburst.

TV cameras immediately cut to Medvedev's wife Daria, who shot her husband a brutal look of disappointment from his court-side box.

Daria was also spotted looking dejected at various stages throughout the match as her husband's title hopes vanished.

Tennis fans certainly didn't let Daria's reactions go unnoticed.

Medvedev expressed his gratitude as he thanked his wife and support staff in his post-match speech.

“Not the best day today,” he said.

“Probably good three last months after some tough circumstances.

“Thank you guys for being with me in Australia for a long time. Hopefully we’re going to hold a grand slam soon.”

Daniil Medvedev and wife Daria, pictured here at the Paris Masters in 2020.
Daniil Medvedev and wife Daria at the Paris Masters tournament in 2020. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

Daniil Medvedev no match for tennis 'cyborgs'

Describing Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer as "cyborgs of tennis", Medvedev conceded his best is currently not good enough to topple the big three when they're in the grand slam zone.

After losing to Nadal in the 2019 US Open final, the Russian was no match against Djokovic in Sunday's Australian Open decider.

But the 25-year-old was upbeat despite the result, saying the star trio are simply just better players.

"When they're in the zone, and I'm not shy to say it, I feel like they're just better tennis players, which shows in facts and numbers, than the rest of us," he said.

"When we are also in the zone, we can bring them a big fight, we can win some matches, some maybe big titles, but it's just that the percentage is on their side."

The victory was Djokovic's ninth at Melbourne Park from nine final appearances, and Medvedev had already done the maths on the stunning achievement.

"I'm 25 now, so to win nine Australian Opens, I need to win every year until I'm 34," he said.

"I believe in myself, but I don't think I'm able to do it.

"Same with Rafa (Nadal) - 13 at Roland Garros - we're talking about some cyborgs of tennis, in a good way. They're just unbelievable."

with AAP

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