Two heads of the US Open, Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Russia's Daniil Medvedev, struggled with the only New York crowd on Friday.
First, Medvedev, visibly annoyed in his match against Spaniard Felicano Lopez on the field Louis Armstrong, sent a finger of honor, a bit disguised, to the crowd.
Normally, this gesture is reprehensible from a warning from the chair umpire, but the chair umpire was not able to see it in real time, only on the giant screen a little later.
Then, after his victory in four rounds, Medvedev continued his naughty role during his field interview.
"First, I want to thank you all because your energy gave me the victory," he said sarcastically. If you had not been there, I would probably have lost the match because I was very tired.
"I was cramped yesterday, so it was difficult for me to play. So, I'd like you to know that I've won thanks to you before going to sleep.
"The only thing I can say is that the energy you give me will be enough for my next five games. The more you do that, the more I will win for you. "
In addition, the Russian, the tournament's fifth favorite, ripped the towel from the hands of a ball hunter before throwing his racket because of the chair referee's unsportsmanlike conduct warning.
The Russian was fined $ 9,000.
Medvedev, one of the fastest players on the ATP circuit, will face Germany's Dominik Koepfer in 4e tower.
Same thing for Djokovic
For its part, the world number one, the Serb Novak Djokovic, directly challenged a partisan during his training during the day.
Djokovic seemed to be irritated by the behavior or the words of a partisan and we hear him say: "Believe me, I'll come to find," in a not very friendly tone.
The Serbian later won his match against American Denis Kudla. He will meet Swiss Stan Wawrinka at the 4e tower.