Tennis: Medvedev offers French crowd ‘the chook’ after dropping to Dimitrov: I used to be my fingernail

Daniil Medvedev leaves nobody detached. The Russian tennis star, at all times concerned in controversy, has as soon as once more sparked outrage after exiting the Paris-Bercy Masters 1000.

After dropping his second-round match to Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov, the Russian gave the stands on the Multuosos Pavilion within the French capital just a little one thing to chew on.

Medvedev was upset, and never simply due to the defeat. Within the second set, with the rating at five-all, he had warned the chair umpire that he was not ready to proceed taking part in whereas the followers, most of them French, continued to boo him.

“They whistle, I am not going to play after they whistle. They’re silly, cease whistling whereas I am taking part in. I did not do something to be whistled at,” he advised the referee, and obtained a warning for taking so lengthy to get himself again on court docket.

Requested on the finish if he had flipped the chook to the group, he replied with a touch of irony: “I used to be my fingernail, how may I try this in entrance of the pleasant Paris-Bercy crowd?”

The US Open precedent

It isn’t the primary time that Medvedev has flipped the chook on a tennis court docket. On the 2019 US Open, he additionally made the gesture in his match in opposition to Feliciano Lopez.

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