Daniil Medvedev said that he had been working to perform”better time” following his middle-finger gesture angered the audience during his third-round match in the US Open. The Russian fifth seed obtained a code violation for angrily hammering the towel by a ball person, threw his racquet and covertly raised his middle finger beside his head as he started to walk.
The incident wasn’t seen by chair umpire Damien Dumusois but has been captured on television and revealed on video starring within Louis Armstrong Stadium.
“It was difficult. I had been in the heat of the moment and began dropping the momentum.
“I need every one of you to understand when you sleep soundly, and I won because of you. The energy that you gave.
Medvedev said he apologized to the Spaniard and his mentor after the game, insisting his collapse was on no account associated with his competitor.
Wondering if the New York audience would forgive him after qualifying for the final 16, where he’ll meet German qualifier Dominik Koepfer, Medvedev responded he was not sure.
“What I could say is that I am working on myself and hopefully I’ll be better the next time,” he explained.