Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev will play for the men’s singles title at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Sunday.
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Daniil Medvedev is angry at the empire referee Jaume Campistol.
Thirty-five-year-old Spaniard Nadal will compete for the second title from Melbourne Park in the sixth final, and Russian Medvedev, ten years younger, is in the final for the second time.
A year ago, he was not enough for Serb Novak Djokovic, who did not get a chance to defend his title this year due to well-known “vaccination” reasons.
The end of the second set of the semifinals between Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas spiced up the explosion of Russian anger at the empire judge Jaume Campistol.
The second player blamed him for inactivity in his father’s apparent coaching of Apostolos in terms of what is forbidden in grand slam tournaments. Medvedev claimed that Tsitsipas the Elder commented on every single point.
“Can he do it? Are you stupid God, how can you be so bad in the semifinals of the grand slam? Look at me, I’m talking to you, “Medvedev said to the arbitrator, asking him to intervene:
The Greek tennis player then equalized to 1: 1 in the sets, but the Russian calmed down as he left the locker room and was a better player on the court in the course of the rest.
Medvedev himself received a warning for his misconduct, although coach Tsitsipas also received a warning.
“I talked to him about it. We tried for hours to figure out how to behave in such a situation. It’s just in it.
That is why I said last year that this rule should be abolished. In short, coaches will coach whenever they want, “said Stefanos Tsitsipas, according to AFP.
Medvedev succeeded with complaints against unauthorized coaching of the opponent, and the referee in the fourth set gave Tsitsipas’ father a warning. The Greek immediately lost five games in a series and was no longer able to resist Medvedev, who succeeded 7: 6 (5), 4: 6, 6: 4, 6: 1.
Medvedev advanced to the finals of the grand slam tournament for the fourth time and for the second time a year in Australia.
As the champion of the US Open 2021, he can win the second grand slam title in the series, which in the era of the big trio Djokovic, Nadal, Federer, many other tennis players could not do for many years.
“Exaggerated emotions certainly didn’t help me, I already lost the fights. It was a big mistake to lose concentration in the second set and with it energy. Some matches are 50 to 50 until you break it.
Since the score of 5: 4 in the third set, there was a notorious ‘momentum’ on my side, the opponent went down the game and I was already able to pass and interlude with some great passes, “said Daniil Medvedev in the first post-match interview.
Addressing the final rival Rafael Nadal, a native of Moscow and a charge of Frenchman Gilles Cervara, he stated:
“Rafa is one of the best players in the world and will have the vision of the 21st grand slam title ahead of him.
I think Novak Djokovic will be watching whoever he is cheering for… The grand slam final is always a great experience, I will try to win. “