Barbora Krejcikova claims Daniil Medvedev actually played all of his Indian Wells matches on the fastest court in Tennis Paradise. After losing to Carlos Alcaraz in the Indian Wells Masters final, Medvedev joked about his "toxic relationship" with courts in Indian Wells.
Krejcikova, who made the Indian Wells round-of-16 in the singles event and won the title in the doubles event with Katerina Siniakova, jokingly reacted to Medvedev's comments on his toxic relationship with courts in Indian Wells.
"Daniil has funny approach. He played only on Stadium 1 and this court was actually the fastest out of all match courts in IW. (And I played on stadium 1, 2, 3 and 4)," Krejcikova posted on her Instagram Story.
Krejcikova jokes Medvedev actually played on the fastest court
In the Indian Wells third round, Medvedev got extremely frustrated with the court conditions in Indian Wells and started complaining to the chair umpire.
In his next match, Medvedev went even further and delivered a stunning rant, in which he called the courts in Indian Wells "a freaking disgrace." After concluding his Indian Wells run, Medvedev cracked a few jokes that made the crowd laugh.
"I had a pretty toxic relationship here with the courts, a love-hate relationship. So I'd like to thank the court! I only played on this court. I gave it a hard time so it gave me a hard time also. Rolled the ankle, the thumb, but it gave me the chance to finish the tournament.
Thanks a lot to this court, I'll definitely be back. I really love this tournament, I'll be happy to come back many more years to come and hopefully I can start to love this court and Indian Wells together. Sorry I didn't make this final entertaining.
I tried, I don't like to lose, but today was unfortunately pretty easy. I hope you still enjoyed it," Medvedev said during his on-court interview.