Daniil Medvedev apologized for making fun of the crowd after his third round win at the US Open against Feliciano Lopez. Talking to the press following his fourth round victory over Dominik Koepfer, Medvedev said: "Talking about last match, I was an idiot, to be honest.
I did some things that I'm not proud of and that I'm working on to be a better person on the court because I do think I'm a good person out of the court. Talking about today, I think, I mean, I was just, during my match I was completely focused.
After the match, I engaged a little bit with the crowd. But we all know how New York crowd can be. It's probably the most electric crowd in the world, I think. Especially, I mean, playing this week on big courts, I could feel it.
Today I was just engaging with the crowd and hopefully -- hopefully it was fun for them and for me. As I said, it gave me a lot of energy to win." On his physical condition, Medvedev added: "I think it's the cramps I had in the third round that still had, let's say, their traces on me.
My adductors both were tight, so that's why I had the tape on the adductor. My shoulder was quite painful at the end of the match with Lopez. That's why I had the tape on the shoulder. Yeah. I took some painkillers also before the match, and I don't know if it was the painkillers or tape or adrenaline I had during the match.
I didn't feel anything. You could see -- I think it was an amazing match. Of course it's tough to say when you're playing it and not watching it on TV, but I honestly think it was a top 10 match, both from me and from him."