Daniil Medvedev commented on the incident with a screaming fan at Naomi Osaka’s match in Indian Wells.
“I just heard about this situation and I don’t want to go into too much depth, because I didn’t see with my own eyes what happened. But yes, it’s always hard. I sympathize with Naomi, I myself was uncomfortable in Australia. I understand fans who might say, “Hell, they’re making millions, they have to be ready for anything.” On the other hand, we are all human.
We all make mistakes and make the right decisions, sometimes we are bad, sometimes we are good. Basically, I can understand that Naomi was uncomfortable when she heard this, and I fully understand her feelings. Life would be easier if everyone was calm and not angry. But even if we talk about me, I’m angry, so I also need to be better,” Medvedev was quoted as saying by the official website of the tournament in Indian Wells.
Recall that in one of the first games of the third round match with Veronika Kudermotova, a woman from the stands shouted: “Naomi, you suck,” and the Japanese woman asked to be kicked out, and then burst into tears.
Medvedev today, March 15, lost in the third round of the Indian Wells tournament to the Frenchman Gael Monfils (6:4, 3:6, 1:6).