Daniil Medvedev Slapped With a Hefty Fine in Consecutive Years at US Open

Published 09/13/2020, 5:09 AM EDT
Sep 11 2020; Flushing Meadows, New York,USA; Daniil Medvedev of Russia argues with the chair umpire against Dominic Thiem of Austria (not pictured) in a men’s singles semi-finals match on day twelve of the 2020 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports | Credit: Reuters


Daniil Medvedev could not replicate last year’s run as he failed to reach the US Open final, losing to Dominic Thiem in the semis. However, he had a flashback moment from the tournament last year, after he was fined $3,000 recently for his outburst at the chair umpire and tournament supervisor.

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Medvedev was fined $9,000 last year for another hot-headed incident. Co-incidentally, Damien Dumusois was the chair umpire during both those incidents.

Medvedev, after what happened in the first set against Thiem, has been fined $3,000.

— Ravi Ubha (@raviubha) September 13, 2020

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Daniil Medvedev fined for rant against chair umpire and supervisor

In the latest incident, the Russian was furious after the linesperson and the umpire failed to call a fault on Medvedev’s serve. Medvedev was caught off guard by Thiem’s return and put a half volley into the net, thinking the officials made the call.

As he had offered a shot, the chair umpire did not allow him to challenge. That’s when Medvedev lost his cool.

Daniil Medvedev & the chair umpire from earlier: pic.twitter.com/HXIDhoQla4

— Shayna (@hayyyshayyy) September 12, 2020

Medvedev not only lost the point but also lost the game and was broken in the first set because of the incident. He then crossed over to the other side of the net to show the mark and was handed a code violation for that.

Medvedev then went on a sarcastic rant against the chair umpire and did the same after walking towards the supervisor.

“Talking about my code violation today, I mean, what did I do? Did I hurt someone? Did I say something rude? I didn’t do anything. I get a code. I’m like, Supervisor, do something. Why are you sitting here? I still don’t know the answer to this question,” Medvedev said in the aftermath of the incident.

Sep 11 2020; Flushing Meadows, New York,USA; Daniil Medvedev of Russia argues a call as Dominic Thiem of Austria (L) looks on in a men’s singles semi-finals match on day twelve of the 2020 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports | Credit: Reuters

He lost the match to Thiem 6-2, 7-6(7), 7-6(5).

Similar incident at US Open 2019

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Last year, Medvedev received a code violation for unsportsmanlike conduct. He snatched a towel in frustration from a ball kid. He later put up his middle finger after being booed by the crowd.

The gesture went unseen by chair umpire Dumusois initially, but it was later displayed on the big screen. The incident occurred during a third-round match against Feliciano Lopez.

Later, Medvedev was fined $9,000 for both the gestures during his third-round match. He had a troubled relationship with the crowd last year, but later apologized and tried his best to win back the fans.

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Aayush Majumdar is a NASCAR content strategist, a Tennis Writer, and a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. He is well-tenured as a tennis and NASCAR writer, with over 900 articles across both sports. After pursuing a Post Graduate program in Sports Management, Aayush explored various roles in Sports Media, including a Sports Reporting role at a leading English daily.

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