Alexander Zverev candidly addresses ripping Daniil Medvedev in Monte Carlo


Alexander Zverev candidly addresses ripping Daniil Medvedev in Monte Carlo
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Alexander Zverev admits he has certain regrets over his Monte Carlo Masters drama with Daniil Medvedev. After Medvedev edged out Zverev 3-6 7-5 7-6 (7), the German ripped the Russian as "one of the most unfair players." At 4-3 in the third set, Medvedev took a toilet break at a regular changeover.

“He is one of the most unfair players in the world. I take fair play and sportsmanship very seriously. He does not. He takes a toilet break when it’s not possible anymore," Zverev said after the Monte Carlo match.

Zverev regrets his handling of the Medvedev situation

The reason why Zverev was so frustrated and annoyed with Medvedev was because he felt that the Russian was doing certain things to disrupt him and throw him off his game.

Addressing his furious comments after the match, Zverev suggests he revealed his honest thoughts but added that he should have told that Medvedev in face instead of ranting about it in the press. “I’m a bit regretful about how I gave the interview.

I really believe that [was about] simply winning the match, not by playing tennis, and that’s something I hate. You can say a lot of things about me, but I never take a medical time-out, I never go to the toilet unnecessarily.

I don’t make any moves, I don’t do anything like that because I just don’t like it. I hate it when something like that is done, and I find it incredibly unsportsmanlike. At the end of the day, I should have come to him myself and told him: ‘hey, what the hell is this’ and not given an interview about it, but I was disappointed.

I was angry at that moment," Zverev told Sky Sports Germany. Zverev and Medvedev have met four times since their Monte Carlo argument - the German beat the Russian in Cincinnati and lost in Rome, Beijing, and the ATP Finals.

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