“It’s Curfew. Get Outta Here!”: Daniil Medvedev Yells at Workers While They Make Noise During His French Open 2021 Battle Against Stefanos Tsitsipas

Published 06/08/2021, 4:42 PM EDT
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 8, 2021 Russia’s Daniil Medvedev during his quarter final match against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier


In one of the biggest clashes of the year so far in men’s tennis, the French Open 2021 quarter-finals witnessed an enthralling matchup between two athletes with different styles of play – Stefanos Tsitsipas and Daniil Medvedev.

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Right from their first encounter at the 2018 Miami Open, it was evident that this rivalry will be a treat for tennis fans. But, if one takes a look at their head-to-head record, it doesn’t look good for the Greek as he managed to win just one out of the seven matches the duo played.

Even on the red dirt, they faced each other at Monte Carlo Masters in 2019. The Russian won the battle in straight sets, 7-6(5), 6-4.

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Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 8, 2021 Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in action during his quarter final match against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier

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Daniil Medvedev shouts at workers on court Phillippe-Chatrier during his quarter-final match against Stefanos Tsitsipas

But, Medvedev’s clay-court record isn’t spectacular when compared to Tsitsipas. The Greek won Monte Carlo Masters this year and reached the finals of Barcelona Open, where he lost to Rafael Nadal.

The match started on a quick note by the Greek as he raced to win the first set by a healthy margin, 6-3. But, the Russian took his time to bounce back in the second set as he took the set to a tie-breaker.

As the game was going intensely in the second set, Daniil Medvedev heard noises from workers working at court Phillippe-Chatrier. Disturbed by the constant noise, the Russian complained to the umpire and said, “Is this a futures or Roland Garros?”

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The Russian also brought out the sarcastic side to him and moved score to the score-board and told the workers, “It’s curfew. Get outta here”.

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While this behavior by Medvedev didn’t receive any boos or applause due to no-fans in the stadium, it’s a rude gesture from the Russian to vent out his frustration.

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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Having developed an interest in creating content, he mixed his passion for writing with his love for tennis for 2 years at SportsKeeda before joining the tennis team at EssentiallySports.

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