Daniil Medvedev’s intriguing relationship with the US Open crowd reached greater heights in his third-round match against Sebastian Baez, as reflected in his post-match interview. Despite Baez’s impressive winning streak, Medvedev dominated with a 6-2, 6-1, 7-6(6) victory, concluding the match well past midnight.
During his previous match against O’Connell, Medvedev was irked by two fans walking into the stands while he was preparing to serve. His patience wore thin, and he unleashed his frustration by shouting, “Are you stupid or what?” In response, one of the fans blew a cheeky kiss in his direction, further fueling the ongoing drama in the Daniil vs. US Open crowd saga.
He continued his bickering at the crowd following his win as well. As in this match too, Medvedev couldn’t resist taking a swipe at the audience. Sarcastically, he thanked those spectators who refrained from disrupting his serves, making the crowd erupt in laughter. However, he had a special message for one over-enthusiastic fan whose incessant chants left Medvedev pondering about his companion.
Daniil Medvedev is worried how one fan is going to sleep tonight.
This soundbite is an all-timer. pic.twitter.com/B9YsAty4Ws
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 3, 2023
With a hint of sarcasm, he stated, “I think there is one guy, I don’t know if he has a girlfriend or wife but I don’t know how his girlfriend or wife is gonna sleep because I think he’s so pumped up that he’s gonna at the night say ‘vamos vamos vamos vamos’ just nonstop.” He’s no stranger to the crowd’s reactions, having embraced the role of the villain in his 2019 US Open final run when he fed off the boos from the audience.
Daniil Medvedev’s fiery exchanges with the US Open crowd have become a recurring spectacle, adding an extra layer of intensity to his matches. As the drama unfolds with each contest, fans eagerly await the next chapter in the Daniil vs. US Open crowd saga, a captivating storyline that keeps tennis enthusiasts on the edge of their seats.
The upcoming Round of 16 showdown for Medvedev at US Open
As Daniil Medvedev navigates his tumultuous relationship with the US Open crowd, his focus shifts to the next challenge on the court at the 2023 US Open. In the fourth round, he faces off against 13th seed, Alex De Minaur, a formidable opponent who has recently bested him in their last two encounters, including wins at the 2022 Paris Masters and the most recent Canadian Masters in Toronto before the US Open.
Despite these recent setbacks, Medvedev maintains a 4-2 overall head-to-head advantage against the Australian tennis star. With determination fueled by his powerful repertoire of shots and his Slam experience, Medvedev aims to reverse his fortunes and overcome Alex de Minaur.
What it means for Alex De Minaur!
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 2, 2023
Fans eagerly anticipate another intense showdown, expecting high-stakes drama as Medvedev strives to reclaim his dominance. However, De Minaur’s resurgence this year as a serious contender for trophies, coupled with his all-court athleticism may pose a tough challenge to Medvedev.
This upcoming clash, set against the backdrop of Medvedev’s ongoing crowd saga, represents a pivotal moment in his US Open journey. It could propel him closer to realizing his championship aspirations and lift his second US Open title!