- Oct 8, 2009
- AFL Club
Yep.The thing about Medvedev is he’s been doing this circuit for years, he’s had blow ups like this before and been fined for sh*t like this in other opens too.
This isn’t an “Aussie bogans are awful and cost him the game”… it’s on him. He has and will continue to have this wherever he goes. He has to be better. He has to learn to cope and push through and find another gear in those moments, not ranting at the umpire and flipping off the crowd.
You aren’t going to win 20+ grand slams in your career losing your cool when the game isn’t going your way like a spoiled 3 year old that got told no in the chocolate aisle of a supermarket.
It’s interesting too that the places he has the most trouble with the crowds are the US and here, both hard courts and both tournaments he tends to excel in. Is that because of the crowd or in spite of it?
Nadal definitely fed off it when he started loosing his cool. As a player it would be a boost seeing your opponent ranting about ball boys, the odd dickhead yelling out etc.
It’s always funny the tennis players who carry on like he does then act bemused when the crowd doesn’t like them.
Sure the crowd wasn’t great but even Rafa and Novak have copped similar hostility over the years against Roger.
In the 2019 Wimbledon final the whole crowd wanted Federer to win. There were dickheads in the crowd too. Novak blocked it out and made an amazing comeback.
Tennis is a massive mental game and you’ll keep running into issues in grand slams if you can’t reign in the temper from time to time.