Daniil Medwedef was fined $ 12,000 on Saturday after an unusual outburst with the referee during Friday’s Australian Open semi-final, in which he beat the Greek. Stefanos Tsitsipas.
The Russian tennis player, number two in the world, received two fines, one of 8,000 dollars for his indecent remarks and another of 4,000 dollars for his “unsportsmanlike” conduct.
His victory in the fourth set ensured his second consecutive appearance in the final of the Open of Australia, but it was his behavior during the meeting that transcended today.
The tennis player questioned the referee that Tsitsipas’ father apparently spoke on every point.
“Are you stupid? Can your father speak at any point?”, He said to the referee, before starting: “Answer my question! Are you going to answer my question?”, And repeat it several times.
After the referee, Jaume Campistol, replied, Medvedev he yelled at her, “How can you be a Grand Slam semifinal referee when you’re so bad? Look at me when I talk to you!”
Later, at the post-match press conference, Medvedev apologized and said he was sorry about the incident.
Medvedev faces Rafael Nadal in the final, in which the Spanish tennis player strives to add 21 Grand Slam titles.