French Open tennis - 'If I lose now it's your fault!' - Daniil Medvedev in bizarre scoreboard rant at umpire
In what was only his second win over Russia's Daniil Medvedev in his career, Stefanos Tsitsipas put on a masterclass in an empty Court Philippe Chatrier to win through to the last four at Roland Garros. The Greek won through in straight sets, 6-3 7-6 7-5, to secure his place in the last four. But for Medvedev it was a match featuring incidents and tantrums, including a rant at the umpire.
'If I lose the match now it's your fault!' - Medvedev in row with umpire over scoreboard
The situation was not helped, of course, by the fact that no fans are currently permitted to be inside the stadium at Roland Garros for the late evening matches. As such, the atmosphere is non-existent and noises that would not normally be heard are picked up by the players.
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Among other things, Medvedev was heard to say to the umpire:
Is this a Futures or Roland Garros?
Either way, eventually the umpire responded and ensured that there would not be a repeat of the distraction. "I'm making sure they have stopped," the umpire said, before appearing satisfied and saying, "Merci".
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