Daniil Medvedev spotted in telling move during Wimbledon final

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Daniil Medvedev (pictured left) reacting after a tennis match and (pictured right) Medvedev watching the F1.
Daniil Medvedev (pictured left) appeared to watch the Austrian GP instead of the Wimbledon final after he was banned from the tournament. (Images: Getty Images/Instagram)

World No.1 Daniil Medvedev has taken a cheeky dig at Wimbledon after posting a photo of him watching the F1 during the men's final after his ban from the All England Club.

Novak Djokovic defeated Nick Kyrgios in the men's Wimbledon final on Sunday after coming from a set down to secure a fourth consecutive title on the hallowed All England turf.

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However, Wimbledon was marred in controversy in 2022 after the tournament banned Russian and Belarusian players from competing due to the war in Ukraine.

The move caused a divide within the tennis world.

This meant players such as men's Russian World No.1 Medvedev and World No.8 Andrey Rublev, while Belarusian WTA World No.6 Aryna Sabalenka was also banned.

And during the Wimbledon final, Medvedev took a cheeky dig at the tournament.

The Russian posted a photo of himself on his laptop with the Austrian F1 GP on his TV.

There was no sign of the final between Djokovic and Kyrgios on a screen in the Medvedev residence.

Fans were quick to point out the cheeky snub from Medvedev.

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The Russian incredibly still held onto the World No.1 spot, despite not playing Wimbledon, after rankings points were stripped from the grand slam.

With the ATP's latest rankings update, Djokovic has fallen from World No.3 to No.7 despite lifting the Challenge Cup for a fourth-consecutive time at Wimbledon.

The rankings strip was due to Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine, which prompted Wimbledon to make the big decision to ban Russian and Belarusian athletes.

The ATP and WTA tours then stripped Wimbledon of rankings points, but decided not to put the rankings on hold.

Novak Djokovic (pictured left) and Nick Kyrgios (pictured right) pose during the Wimbledon final.
Novak Djokovic (pictured left) and Nick Kyrgios (pictured right) both lost ranking points despite making the Wimbledon final after the All England Club was stripped of handing out ranking points. (Photo by Han Yan/Xinhua via Getty Images)

That means Djokovic has now lost the 2000 points he earned from winning Wimbledon in 2021, resulting in his drop in the overall rankings.

Equally as ridiculous is Kyrgios falling from 40th to No.45 despite reaching his maiden grand slam final in London.

The rankings fiasco threatens to cost Kyrgios an all-important seeding for the year's final major at the US Open, starting in New York on August 29.

Ordinarily, Kyrgios would have soared to No.15 in the world on the back of his Wimbledon run, placing him in position to claim a top-16 seeding at Flushing Meadows.

with AAP

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