Daniil Medvedev has mastered his nerves and qualified Sunday for the quarter-finals of the US Open by defeating Dominik Koepfer (118th and qualifying) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (7 / 2), but it has again been lavishly whistled by the public.
"I lost 2-6, 0-2, I was in pain and I took as much pain as possible … and it's still thanks to you that I won. Thank you! ", The Russian shouted to the public who was booing at him, as he motioned them to continue.
"Keep giving me that energy, you are the best," said the world No.5, who will be opposed to the next round by titleholder Novak Djokovic or 2016 winner Stan Wawrinka.
This attitude of the American public against him goes back to the 3rd round Friday and to his bad behavior with a collector of balls which handed him his briefcase between two points. The Russian, who did not want it, snatched it from his hands and threw it in his face. The referee then gave him a warning and this time it was his racket that Medvedev threw at his chair. The sequence ended with an obscene gesture that the public could see on the big screen …
Winner, he assured the public that his whistles gave him the energy to qualify in the 8th finals. He was fined $ 9,000 for this evening.
On Sunday, he did not make any inappropriate gestures, but the public did not blow him any less.
The man in the form of the North American hard road tour, during which he played three finals in three tournaments and won the Cincinnati Masters 1000, climbs for the first time in his career in the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament. He was eliminated in 8th Australia in January.