Daniil Medvedev furious at Indian Wells: "It's a shame"

The Russian continues to show his displeasure with conditions in California

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Daniil Medvedev furious at Indian Wells: "It's a shame"

Daniil Medvedev is still not at all happy with the conditions of the tennis courts at Indian Wells and he found a way to point it out during the top-level challenge against the German Sascha Zverev. His battle also continued during the round of 16 of the US Master 1000.

After the complaints in the previous match, the Russian tennis player became the protagonist of a weighty monologue in one of the scheduled breaks, raising his voice and expressing his observations on the state of the surface.

He told harshly: "The ATP hasn't done enough to test the speed of these courts. I am a hard-court specialist and I tell you that this is absolutely not." The Russian then concluded the curtain with the sentence: "This court is a shame for our sport," he said.

thus increasing the dose, after losing the first set in the tie-break.

Daniil Medvedev furious at Indian Wells: "It's a shame"

The dialogue with the chair umpire was not the only episode Daniil made himself the author of.

Indeed, during a change of court, the Russian wanted to personally test the concrete surface to verify its conditions. Although he is not absolutely at ease, the winner of the series of Rotterdam, Qatar and Dubai continues to collect victories and has gone as far as the quarterfinals of the Indian Wells Master 1000.

Medvedev had been partially stopped by an ankle problem in the match with Zverev but, after a few games, it would seem that the alarm of a sprain (or a sprain) has subsided.

The Russian now in the quarterfinals will have to face the Spaniard Davidovich Fokina.

The precedents between the two feature two victories by Daniil Medvedev, the last time a few weeks ago in Rotterdam when the 27-year-old won in three sets. Fokina said: "Against Khachanov I was a bit scared. It wouldn't happen to me again.

After the winning forehand that closed the fight, I thought: 'Thank God he came in and this is the end. I was at the limit of my energies." Medvedev, currently No. 5 in the ATP rankings, he is looking for his fourth consecutive title, having triumphed in Rotterdam, Doha and Dubai in the last month.

And who knows whether he will also be able to reach the final again.

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