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Medvedev fumes at coach in loss to Hurkacz in Halle ultimate

Daniil Medvedev

Russia’s Daniil Medvedev reacts throughout his singles ultimate match in opposition to Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz on the ATP 500 Halle Open tennis event in Halle, western Germany, on June 19, 2022. (Photograph by Carmen JASPERSEN / AFP)

World primary Daniil Medvedev screamed at his coach throughout an on-court outburst Sunday earlier than happening to lose his second straight ATP grass-court ultimate when he was brushed apart by Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz in Halle.

Medvedev had few solutions as he crashed to a 6-1,6-4 defeat inside 64 minutes.

This was a second consecutive heavy defeat in a ultimate for the Russian who additionally misplaced in straight units to Tim van Rijthoven final Sunday at ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

Firstly of the second set on Sunday, Medvedev shouted angrily at his French coach Gilles Cervara, who promptly left his seat within the stands and stormed out of the stadium.

After the match, Medvedev apologized to the gang for “not making this match longer and extra attention-grabbing” and admitted he was “not simple to be with on the court docket” this week.

Hurkacz earned the fifth title of his profession, however his first on grass having additionally reached the semi-finals of Wimbledon final yr.

“Daniil is the perfect participant on the planet so it’s very difficult to play him,” stated Hurkacz.

“All the appropriate pictures went my means at first, so I positively gained loads of momentum from that.”

On his approach to the ultimate in Halle, the 25-year-old noticed off Australian firebrand Nick Kyrgios in three units earlier than outclassing Medvedev.

A protestor briefly held up play on Sunday by sprinting onto the court docket earlier than being escorted out of the stadium by safety guards.

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