Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios calls out ‘disgusting behaviour’ as video emerges of a tennis fan taunting world No.1 Danill Medvedev with ‘loser’ chant following a loss in Montreal Masters
A video of Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev being referred to as a ‘loser’ by a fan has sparked widespread outrage, and Aussie dangerous boy Nick Kyrgios is main the cost.
The footage was filmed after Medvedev’s latest loss to Kyrgios (6-7 6-4 6-2) in the Montreal Masters and the brutal sledge stopped Medvedev in his tracks.
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Medvedev heard the chant “loser” and turned again to confront the fan and demand an apology.
Safety might be seen to step in.
After Kyrgios noticed the video, he took to Twitter name out the “disgusting behaviour”.
“This is the best we have in the sport, fans need to show some respect,” Kyrgios tweeted.
Medvedev addressed the incident at a media convention for the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.
He mentioned: “I was disappointed after losing the match (to Kyrgios) … but when someone mocks me, I’ll respond.
“The father of the guy said something to me also. I say: ‘Educate your kid’. I won’t let people mock me.
“This is one of the first times it has happened to me. It doesn’t really happen a lot [but] on social media (taunts) are a bit out of control.”
Kyrgios and Medvedev had their very own points on the Australian Open earlier this 12 months when the pair confronted off in entrance of a loud and pro-Kyrgios crowd that repeatedly chanted ‘siu’.
Medvedev was clearly upset by the noise – that appeared like boos – and he accused the Kyrgios followers of having a “low IQ”.
Including gasoline to that fireside, Kyrgios mentioned concerning the encounter: “I thought the atmosphere was awesome. I thought the crowd was like, that’s what sport is.
“You’ve got the most entertaining player playing in his home slam on Rod Laver. You’d expect the crowd to be like that. I can understand it’s a gentleman’s game, but it’s about time that people embraced some sort of different energy in this sport otherwise it will die out.”
Medvedev took the alternative view: “It’s not good for the game I think to do it, because probably people don’t know, but when you’re getting ready for the second serve, it’s a tough moment. I think people should respect both players and just don’t talk in these moments.”
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