Angry Russian Daniil Medvedev Riles up Tennis Fans as He Vents Out Typical Frustration in His Own Style at Mutua Madrid Open 2023

Published 05/01/2023, 8:37 AM EDT

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In the Mutua Madrid Open 2023, all attention is on Daniil Medvedev, the divisive Russian athlete. During his match against an unranked opponent, Medvedev struggled in the first set and couldn’t control his anger. His on-court behavior caused quite a commotion amongst the fans in the stands. As of late, his conduct at matches has been a popular subject on social media.

The list of players showing their frustration in different ways at the tournament has recently grown with Medvedev’s emotional display on the court. The umpire had to tell Medvedev to stop spitting on the court. The Russian’s response did not go down well with the umpire. He had to intervene and warn Medvedev that he will be given a code violation if he continues to spit on the court.

Daniil Medvedev irks fans with his outbursts on the court at Madrid Open


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Medvedev’s latest outburst on the court has left fans irked and frustrated. Many fans think that the Russian tennis player’s behavior at the Madrid Open was disrespectful and unsportsmanlike. Medvedev’s spat with the umpire, where he defended his spitting on the court by comparing it to football players, did not go down well with fans. His behavior also had an impact on the match itself, as it seemed to affect his performance. The boos and jeers only served to fuel his frustration, and he became even more erratic in his play.

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Several onlookers were irked by Medvedev’s behavior and started to boo him as the match progressed. The situation only escalated when the umpire had to intervene and warn Medvedev about his behavior on the court.


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A fan pointed out, “Another one for the “Daniil Medvedev loves to hang out with the plants during the clay season” folder.”

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Despite the warnings, Medvedev continued to behave in the same manner. He argued with the umpire and made snide remarks about football players spitting on the field.


This only added fuel to the fire, and the tennis fans became even more vocal in their disapproval of Medvedev’s behavior.

Another fan account voiced their opinion.


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Despite the boos, the Russian was ecstatic about his next point. It is not the first time that Medvedev has been embroiled in controversy for his on-court behavior. In the past, he has been fined for his obscene gestures towards the crowd.

Medvedev recently shared his blunt voice on his rival Alexander Zverev

Tennis often sees drama both on and off the court, and this season is no exception for Medvedev and Alexander Zverev. The latest controversy occurred in a contentious third-round match, at Monte Carlo Masters. In the intense match, Medvedev defeated Zverev. However, the German star accused the Russian of being an “unfair player.” In response, Medvedev dismissed Zverev’s claims and warned that if he continues to make such comments, he would confront him in the locker room.


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Medvedev stated that he doesn’t care about the outcome of the possible confrontation, saying they could become enemies. He also refuted Zverev’s claim that they were friends, stating that it is not the case. What do you think about the Russian ace’s latest behavior? Share your views in the comments below.


Written by:

Dr Aditya Raveendran Menon


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Aditya Menon is a Tennis Writer at EssentiallySports, covering several high-profile tournaments and events. With a passion for writing that matches his love for the sport, he has a special interest in covering the activities of tennis legends like Serena Williams and the ‘Big Three’ of men’s tennis. Aditya’s interest in tennis started at a young age when his father introduced him to the sport.
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Rohini Kottu