WATCH: Fan sends a flying kiss to Daniil Medvedev after the Russian called them ‘STUPID’ for disturbing him during his US Open match against Christopher O’Connell

The incident took place in the third round of the US Open.


WATCH: Fan sends a flying kiss to Daniil Medvedev after the Russian called them ‘STUPID’ for disturbing him during his US Open match against Christopher O’Connell

(L) fan blowing kiss, (R) Daniil Medvedev, (Via US Open/X)

Tennis is a thrilling sport that can evoke strong emotions in both players and fans. The fans are a vital part of the sport as they brighten up the atmosphere, which in turn helps the players perform better. The fans’ chants motivated the players to do better and sometimes a fan’s criticism is retorted back at them. In the third round of the US Open, a fan blew a kiss to the Russian Daniil Medvedev.

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Medvedev was facing Christopher O’Connell in the third round of the US Open when a fan blew a kiss to him. The Russian who is seeded at number three was playing without breaking a sweat. Medvedev had started extremely well by winning two sets and then lost the third set by close margins.

During the third set, two fans were walking around while Medvedev was serving, and as expected, he had a few words to tell them. “Are you stupid or what?” shouted Medvedev at the fans, who in turn hilariously replied to him by blowing him a kiss. The rest of the crowd did not like his comments and started booing him.

However, Medvedev went on to win the match by cruising through with the last set. The Russian’s accuracy was the key to his victory. He won 6-2, 6-2, 6(6)- 7(8), 6-2.

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Daniil Medvedev’s comments on the fans gets the crowd booing at him

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Frustrated Medvedev during the game ( Via X)

World No. 3 Daniil Medvedev, has been known for his serious yet hilarious comments towards the fans or the match referee. His remark to the match referee about being a ‘small cat’ went viral on social media. This time he received an equally humiliating retort as the fans savagely sent him a flying kiss when Medvedev called them stupid. The Russian continued to complain to the match referee that he was distracted with his serve because of the fans, but soon changed his gear to focus again and resumed the match.

Who is at fault here? Well, some people believe that the fan shouldn’t disturb the concentration and momentum of the player while others believe that the player should maintain their cool and play their game. Fans have the right to cheer for the players, but in between points they are supposed to be silent and respect the player. Medvedev will now be facing Sebastian Baez in the third round at Flushing Meadows.

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