Coach Gilles Cervara stood up from his seat and stormed out of the court after being yelled at by Daniil Medvedev during the Halle final. First-seeded Medvedev was mightily struggling at the start of the Halle final and he was visibly frustrated and angry.
After going down by a set and a break, Medvedev lashed out at his coach, who reacted by leaving the stadium. Poland's Hubert Hurkacz dominated Medvedev in the Halle final as he handed the Russian a 6-1 6-4 loss. After dominating the first set, Hurkacz broke Medvedev in the opening game of the second set.
Cervara then left the stadium and Medvedev never managed to recover from a set and a break down. "Gilles Cervara has seen enough. I'm not sure if there's been something said there or whether it was just the nature of that point but he is leaving the OWL arena.
I can't quite believe what I've seen there," the commentator said.
Medvedev congratulated Hurkacz
After losing the Halle final, Medvedev congratulated Hurkacz on a great week of tennis he delivered. “Congrats Hubert, great match today, great week," said Medvedev during the presentation ceremony.
"Congrats to you and your team. You guys are super nice. Hopefully a lot more matches to play on the biggest stage. Congrats for a great week and the title”. Now, Hurkacz has a 3-2 head-to-head versus Medvedev. Hurkacz and Medvedev have played twice this year, with the Pole winning both of their matches.
In March, Hurkacz defeated Medvedev in the Miami Masters quarterfinal. After beating Medvedev, Hurkacz decided to speak highly of the Russian. “Daniil is an unbelievable player," said Hurkacz. "He’s the best player in the world so it’s very tricky to play him.
All the right shots went my way at the beginning, so I definitely gained a lot of momentum from that”. Hurkacz won't play next week as he is will now rest and prepare for Wimbledon.