World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev jokingly told Stefan Kozlov not to ever try to hit his favorite car BMW. A BMW model has been parked near the edge of the court in Delray Beach Open and Kozlov accidentaly hit the car during his quarterfinal match against Tommy Paul.
It wasn't a great day for Kozlov on the court as he suffered a 6-3 6-1 loss to Paul. "Listen…no problem to see you hit returns back there….but don’t hit the @bmw! That’s my favorite car," Medvedev tweeted.
Medvedev set to return to action
Medvedev last played at the Australian Open, where he suffered a heartbreaking five-set loss in the final to Rafael Nadal.
Medvedev was up by two sets before Nadal stormed to back to win in five sets and win a record 21st Grand Slam title. Medvedev finished runner-up in Melbourne for the second consecutive year. "It was a huge match, for sure some small points, small details that I could have done better if I wanted to win.
But that's tennis, that's life," Medvedev said after the final. "(It) was a huge match. Rafa played unreal, raised his level. I mean, two sets to love up, I was like, 'C'mon, just go for him, go for more.'
"In (the) fifth set, I was like 'make him run.' He was unreal. He was really strong, like the way he played, at four hours I was even surprised. But, of course, we know how Rafa can play. He didn't play for six months.
He told me after the match that he didn't practice so much." Medvedev is set to return to action next week in Acapulco, where he is the top seed. Medvedev took a break after the Australian Open as he pulled out of Rotterdam to give himself more time to recover. Medvedev has no previous appearances in Acapulco.