World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev had a few words for the Spanish crowd after securing Russia a final spot at the Davis Cup Finals. After Medvedev beat Jan-Lennard Struff to secure a 2-0 win over Germany, the crowd in Madrid started booing the Russian while he was giving an on-court interview.
Medvedev hit back at the crowd as he said the highlight of the tournament was beating Spain in the group stage and knocking them out of the competition. Medvedev has played four singles matches at the Davis Cup Finals over the last week and he has four straight-set wins.
“I’m really happy for the team to be in the final. Amazing two weeks so far for us. Beating Spain was the highlight, I think beating Spain in Madrid, for all of us in the locker room we so happy to beat the home favourites.
It started in 2019 but I’m not going to be tired to say it. People still don’t understand how to make me lose, they should support me, so it’s ok guys, continue, and I’m going to just win," Medvedev said, per the Davis Cup Finals website.
Medvedev was delighted to knock out Spain
The Madrid crowd absolutely stood behind Spain during the tie against Russia. Feliciano Lopez stunned Andrey Rublev in the opening rubber of the tie but Medvedev beat Pablo Carreno Busta to force a decisive rubber.
Russia then won the doubles rubber to knock out Spain. "It can get in the way sometimes. But this is also an additional motivation. You understand that if you lose in front of this crowd, which is completely against you, then, firstly, you have lost the match and you are upset, and secondly, you lost to the crowd because they did not support you or behaved correctly.
Solid cons. You win the match and you have also annoyed the crowd. We beat the home team and that means they will not see them in the quarterfinals. I think it's cool," Medvedev said after knocking out Spain.