Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas said Daniil Medvedev's rant was funny and added the Russian is not one of the most mature players on the Tour. After losing the second set of his Australian Open semifinal against Tsitsipas, Medvedev unloaded on chair umpire as he couldn't believe that Tsitsipas wasn't getting coaching violations.
Medvedev screamed at the umpire as he claimed that Tsitsipas was getting coached every point. In the end, Medvedev claimed a 7-6 (5) 4-6 6-4 6-1 win to set up a Rafael Nadal final in Melbourne. "Well, it's for sure funny (smiling).
It's funny. I don't pay attention to the stuff. I know players like to do this stuff to throw you off mentally. Could be maybe a tactic. It's all right. He's not the most mature person anyways," Tsitsipas said after the match.
Tsitsipas: I don't listen to my father
After the match, Tsitsipas insisted he doesn't actually doesn't listen to his father, who is his coach. "i'm pretty sure I'm going to keep receiving coaching violations, even though I will never listen to any single thing he says.
But it's fine, they can do that if they want, if they believe it's right," Tsitsipas claimed. "That was also one of the reasons last year I went out publicly on one of my social media platforms and said that I think coaching should be allowed, simply because coaches do it anyways.
Most of them get away with it, and they do it pretty smartly, I can tell you. Not from my dad's side, but I've seen a lot of situations, I've seen a lot of circumstances where the coaches would get away with it, and it's a real thing.
"By letting it be a thing, I think there is gping to be less tension and more clearance in every single aspect of it."