World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev refused to get into a war of words with Stefanos Tsitsipas after the Greek said he's not one of the most mature persons. Medvedev went on a rant after the second set of his Australian Open semifinal against Tsitsipas because he felt the Greek was getting coached after every point.
Medvedev unloaded on the chair umpire as he was absolutely mad that Tsitsipas wasn't getting any coaching violations. Tsitsipas was asked after the match about Medvedev's outburst. "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.
Medvedev responded to Tsitsipas' comments
"No, I don't want to get too much into this, because again, I was actually, not against Stefanos or during this match, nothing, and I feel like I didn't talk about him," Medvedev explained.
"I just talked about the rule, because again, I don't know what his father is saying. Maybe he's just saying, 'Let's go next point.' It's completely allowed. There is no problem with it. But he's saying something in Greek just before I return and I'm there, I feel like he's even saying him where to serve.
I don't know. I don't know Greek. "Same about the umpire. He should just, I don't know, talk to Stefanos first maybe, say, I don't know, 'Say something to your father.' If my coach would be talking in French to me before every point, even I would say, 'Stop it, it is not allowed.'
"So it was only about this. Again, nothing against Sefanos." Medvedev bounced back from losing the second set as he beat Tsitsipas 7-6 (5) 4-6 6-4 6-1 to set up a final against Rafael Nadal.
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