Daniil Medvedev got into a brief confrontation with a spectator in the opening moment of the third set against Jannik Sinner. He asked the spectators to come closer to the court and then pushed them away.
But the Russian acknowledged it was a fit of temper and that he had no genuine problems with the Turin supporters in his post-match press conference.
Medvedev said: “I lost my head a little bit more because I lost a break. I will be honest; the crowd, I think, was very nice here in Turin throughout the week. Again, as I said before the match, it’s normal that they support Sinner. But when I was doing some good shots, I felt a lot of—it’s not support, but a lot of applause—which was very nice.”
He further said: “I think in general it was fine. I felt good energy on the court. That’s why, after the match, you could see me thanking the crowd. Yeah, so I lost my head a little bit. Double-fault on the breakpoint. For sure, they cheer a little bit at the double fault, but that is normal. He got the break, so I lost it. That was kind of the only game where I lost my head. Not much to talk about.”
Medvedev vs the Italian crowd
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Daniil Medvedev in 2023
During this season Medvedev has managed to achieve a 66-18 record. The Russian has won 5 titles in 2023 in Rotterdam, Doha, Dubai, Miami and Rome. Daniil was the runner-up in Indian Wells, U.S. Open, Beijing and Vienna.
Sinner in the Nitto ATP Finals, ranking, and results in 2023
At the moment ranked no.4 (career-high), Jannik owns a 61-14 record in 2023. Sinner ended his run in the round-robin after defeating Daniil Medvedev 6-3 6-74 6-1.
Jannik clinched 4 titles in 2023 in Montpellier, Toronto, Beijing and Vienna. Jannik got to the final in Rotterdam (ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament) and in Miami (Miami Open).
Jannik won 11 titles in his career: 4 on hard courts, 1 on clay courts and 6 on indoor courts. (See the list of his titles)
Daniil Medvedev and Jannik Sinner played each other 9 times. The head to head is 6-3 for Medvedev. Before, the last time they played, Jannik Sinner won 6-3 6-7(4) 6-1 in the semifinal in Turin (Nitto ATP Finals) on the 18th of November 2023.
In the following video you can watch the key moments of their match.