Srinagar, January 29: Though Russian World No.2 Tennis Player in the World Daniil Medvedev registered a four set semifinal win over Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Australian Open 2022 it was his outburst at chair umpire that made the headlines.
Medvedev was furious at the umpire Jaume Campistol. Medvedev acused Tsitsipas, of being coached in Greek by his father Apostolos.
“Are you mad? Are you mad? For what? His father can talk every point? Are you stupid? His father can talk every point? His father can talk every point? His father can talk every point?” Medvedev yelled at Campistol.
“Will you answer my question? Can you answer my question? Can you answer my question, please? Can his father talk every point?”
“Oh my god. Oh my god, you are so bad, man. How can you be so bad in semi-final of a grand slam? Look at me. I’m talking to you!”
“How can these guys be so stupid in a semi-final.”
Medvedev continued his rant after Tsitsipas took the set in the following game. “Do you understand Greek? Next time it should be a code violation because he’s speaking Greek,” Medvedev said during the changeover. “If you don’t, you are a – how can I call it – small cat.”