“Every relationship has its ups and downs” All good between Daniil Medvedev and the crowd at Melbourne Parks says the Russian after his 3rd round win

After winning his 3rd round match, Daniil Medvedev talks of his relationship with the crowd at Melbourne Park amidst massive booing during his round 2 match.

Daniil Medvedev
Daniil Medvedev

World No. 2 and the 2nd seeded Daniil Medvedev continues his run at Melbourne Park as he defeats Botic Van de Zandschulp in the 3rd round of the 2022 Australian Open defeating the Dutch player 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 in 1 hour and 55 minutes. It was another clinical performance from the Russian who remained in control of the match throughout on the Margaret Court Arena.

Medvedev has been one of the players who has been whistled and jeered by crowds and one can attribute it to taking down the crowd favourites and then winning the points he has been jeered upon further infuriating the crowd. A similar incident happened in the 2nd round when Daniil took down the home favourite Nick Kyrgios in 4-sets and then it back at the crowd during the on-court interview.

However, Medvedev seemed to have forgotten about the incident and gave a hilarious response when asked about the crowd reception after his win over Botic and addressed it in his on-court interview.

“I was hoping you guys will be a little bit easier on me. I’ll put it this way, it is easier to play a guy from the Netherlands than a guy from Australia in Australia in Melbourne. Nothing against the crowd here. The other night I talked specifically about cheering between 1st and 2nd serves.

“I think every good relationship has its ups and downs, so it’s good, it is entertaining and it’s real. It’s not something like, ‘Hey guys, bye, see you next time’. Some relationship is going on. Hopefully, I can come many more years and as I say I don’t think it is going to always be good ones but I hope it will be more good times than bad times or it doesn’t work,” said Medvedev.

Daniil Medvedev now unbeaten in 10 consecutive Grand Slam matches

Daniil Medvedev
Daniil Medvedev

Ever since his 4th round loss at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships, Medvedev has won 10 straight Grand Slam matches and has dropped only 2 sets since then. He dropped one set during his 4-set win over Botic in the quarter-finals of the 2021 US Open and then dropped a set against Kyrgios in the 2nd round of the Australian Open this week.

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