Counter after boos. Medvedev takes on the crowd when Wawrinka goes bankrupt.

Counter after boos. Medvedev takes on the crowd when Wawrinka goes bankrupt.
Counter after boos. Medvedev takes on the crowd when Wawrinka goes bankrupt.

Medvedev messes with the audience

Stan Wawrinka makes a big exclamation mark in Metz and beats world number 4 Daniil Medvedev. But there is also an action by the Russian, who messes with the spectators during the game, to talk about.

09/23/2022

Stan Wawrinka makes a big exclamation mark in Metz and beats world number 4 Daniil Medvedev. But there is also an action by the Russian, who messes with the spectators during the game, to talk about.

After a return error when the score was 0: 2 in the third set, it was too much for Daniil Medvedev. The 26-year-old vents his frustration on his racquet and throws it on the ground. Much to the displeasure of the spectators in Metz, who promptly booed Medvedev.

The Russians don’t like that at all. He’s pointing his thumb down and acting like a monkey, as if to say that the booing tennis fans act like monkeys. Eventually Medvedev throws his hands away – and loses the game a little later. He still catches up the break deficit, but in the end he has to admit defeat.

Wawrinka as good as it hasn’t been for a long time

Wawrinka surprisingly wins the round of 16 in 2:21 hours 6: 4, 6: 7 (7: 9), 6: 3. It is the most important win for French-speaking Switzerland since he also defeated Daniil Medvedev, who was already number 4 in the world at the time, in the round of 16 in Paris-Bercy two years ago. Wawrinka last won four singles in the same tournament week more than two years ago.

At the top level, “Stan the Man” last survived four rounds at the Australian Open in January 2020. Back then, too, he defeated Medvedev in the round of 16 before failing at Alexander Zverev. In the Metz quarterfinals against 24-year-old Swede Mikael Ymer (ATP 100), Wawrinka even started as a slight favorite after defeating Medvedev.

It is surprising that Wawrinka made his breakthrough in the hall and in Metz of all places after difficult, complicated weeks. In Metz he previously won only one single in three participations. And indoors, the three-time Swiss Grand Slam tournament winner only won one tournament in his entire career: in 2015 in Rotterdam.


The article is in German

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