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’s wife can kill him with her eyes 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
Behave young man
— 💔Bee (@Bridget_Otoo) February 21, 2021
Was hoping for 5, darn it. Medvedev's wife's eyes look so sad!
— GeeJunie (@GeeJunie) February 21, 2021
Every non-Djokovic fan in the arena thinking that Medvedev is going to come back after that shot, meanwhile his wife is looking like ‘Niet, no chance Dani’. #AusOpen
— VUC (@vuc9) February 21, 2021
His coach wants to cry, his wife wants to cry, Medvedev himself is complaining about everything; nothing cute here 😔 #AusOpen
— Hristo_McIntosh Esq. (@Hristo_McIntosh) February 21, 2021
I like what John McEnroe said... that Medvedev‘s wife should have left to really get his attention... haaaa
— Randy Walker (@TennisPublisher) February 21, 2021
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 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."
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