Daniil Medvedev Slams Melbourne Crowd Behaviour After Defeating Nick Kyrgios
Image: Nine Network
There has been no shortage of drama before and during the Australian Open 2022!
World No.2 Daniil Medvedev blasted the raucous Australian crowd behaviour in an honest post-match interview.
An uptick in excessive crowd noise has swamped this year's tournament, and the Russian star was having none of it despite remaining progressively calm in his four-set win over Aussie Nick Kyrgios.
Kyrgios is known to garner rowdiness when on-court, admitting to reporters fan engagement is the real reason he returns each year.
However, some Melburnians have taken advantage of an internet craze involving football mega-star Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese striker shouts "Siuuuu" after celebrating a goal, which translates to 'yes'.
Chatting to Nine's Jim Courier on Rod Laver Arena, Medvedev assumed the crowd were 'booing' him, as the constant shouting placed a damper on an enthralling contest.
"When you get booed between first and second serve it's not easy," Medvedev said.
The 25-year-old told the crowd to "show some respect" before Courier explained (mid-interview) the origins of the ridiculous trend.
In addition to collecting a second-round victory, Medvedev claimed the last laugh when he signed the camera "Siuuuuuuu" upon departing center court!
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