Justin Henin bluntly criticizes Daniil Medvedev's behavior

The former Belgian champion harshly attacked the Russian for what she did in the match won in Monte Carlo against Gael Monfils

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Justin Henin bluntly criticizes Daniil Medvedev's behavior
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Daniil Medvedev was eliminated in the 3rd round of the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters, but it was his 2nd round match against Gael Monfils that generated a lot of controversy around the Russian champion.

Medvedev reacted harshly to a called out point, arguing furiously with chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani.

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The reaction perpetuated by the former ATP No.2 - which was considered excessive by many - was badly stomached by former legend Justine Henin who, in an interview with Eurosport, harshly criticized the Russian's attitude.

"How is it possible to behave in this way? Frankly, it is very limited. What is certain is that a refereeing error is never pleasant.
But the players themselves fail several times during a game, making several mistakes. Stay human. This lack of self-control in these moments remains quite impressive,"
she said.

Daniil Medvedev
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Daniil Medvedev's latest outburst: what happened

Although the Russian promises to remain calm on the court every time, he often goes into a rage. It also happened in the match against Gael Monfils, where he fiercely protested a shot from the Frenchman that he thought was out, but which in the end was judged good by the chair umpire.

Not a small point, because the Russian lost the game and found himself 4-1 down. During the changeover he repeated several times to Mohamed Lahyani: "It's out, it's out, it's out!"

And then he let off steam by hitting the umbrella placed above him. Daniil continued his show against the chair umpire, saying: "How can you apologize? I lost the damn game. You should do better! You guys are blind!"

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