Daniil Medvedev (3rd from ATP) He didn’t have the best debut at the Paris Masters 1000. With a loss to Grigor Dimitrov (17th) by 6-3, 6-7 (4), and 7-6 (2), the Russians could not continue to advance on French soil.
However, beyond the fall, the Muscovite was involved in tense moments with the public who came to the stadium to watch the match against the Bulgarian.
Unable to serve because of shouts from the stands, Medvedev sat on his bench, saying, “If you don’t shut up, I get nothing”. However, upon receiving a warning from the umpire, he chose to return and continue the game.
“I don’t say anything; I don’t want to say bad things about the tournament in general. The thing is that it doesn’t work. Every match is the same; things just happen. There are some tournaments that I want to return to, and here in Paris, well, I have public problems, he stated in a press conference.
As the Russian explained, the problem started when he threw a racket. “If I throw, they can boo me. It’s normal, but if I’m serving and they clap and boo me, that’s something,he explained.
Regarding the match itself, Medvedev emphasized that Dimitrov was superior. “He played better and won better points. He also served well. About the tiebreak, there is not much to say. I was disappointed with the game and the result, but there aren’t many things I could have done differently.”
With this performance, Medvedev completed his participation in the Masters 1000 of the season. Their next goal is Turin, where the ATP Finals are from November 12 to 19.
In 2023, he won five titles in tournaments in Rotterdam, Doha, Dubai, Miami, and Rome. In addition, he reached the finals of Indian Wells, the US Open, Beijing, and Vienna.