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The 2024 Miami Open is turning out to be a tournament of upsets. A few days ago we saw Holger Rune bowing out of the tournament in the second round, Coco Gauff lost her pre-quarterfinal clash against Caroline Garcia. Additionally, another upset took place in men’s singles that caught the attention of the tennis world. The German star, Dominik Koepfer, defeated an in-form Ugo Humbert in the round of 32 in Miami. Up next, he faces Daniil Medvedev in the pre-quarterfinals, and if he wins, fans might get to witness a bizarre sight.

Ahead of his clash against the Russian star, Koepfer’s coach had a peculiar challenge if he were to win against Medvedev. Let’s find out who his coach is and what was the challenge about.

Coach of Dominik Koepfer raises eyebrows with a strange move

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The German tennis star is coached by former American tennis player Rhyne Williams, whose playing career was affected by injuries, leading him to coaching in 2018. Beginning his coaching career with the University of Tennessee, Williams started coaching Dominik Koepfer and the two have a long partnership.

Meanwhile, Dominik Koepfer is enjoying his best run at the Miami Open. In order to motivate him, his coach has placed a bizarre challenge if Koepfer can defeat Medvedev in the next round – Williams has agreed to shave his legs if Koepfer beats Daniil Medvedev in the fourth round at the Miami Open!

Meanwhile, Medvedev will hope that Williams doesn’t need to pick up the razor, although he aims to lift the trophy in Miami. The Russian star has suffered two defeats in finals this year and is yet to win a title in 2024. A few weeks ago, he made an emotional wish about his future in the sport.

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Daniil Medvedev makes his priorities clear

While the Russian star suffered a heartbreaking loss at the Australian Open, he couldn’t lift the title in Indian Wells, falling in the summit clash. Nonetheless, he was hopeful about his ability to win the titles.

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Medvedev said, “I hope that my children can be proud of me, my wife can be proud of me. I hope I can be a good parent and on the other side, a good tennis player also.”

Medvedev will take on Koepfer in the Stadium later today. Who are you placing your bets on to win this contest? Let us know your views in the comments below.