“The decline of morals does not honor the Australians.” Alexander Medvedev on provocations in the Australian Open final


Zenit CEO Alexander Medvedev, in a conversation with a SE correspondent, reacted to the defeat of Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev from Spaniard Rafael Nadal (6:2, 7:6, 4:6, 4:6, 5:7) in the Australian Open final .

“It was amazing tennis, of the highest level – the players made mistakes when they were forced by the opponent. Leading 2-0 in sets and having 3 break points with an equal score on Nadal’s serve – it seemed that this was a victory. But Nadal, the monster Godzilla of modern tennis, won 21 Grand Slams for a reason. He does not forgive the opponent anything, ”Medvedev told SE.

Also, the general director of the St. Petersburg club spoke about provocations against Daniil Medvedev during the match.

“Until recently, cheering as noisily and one-sidedly as in football was possible only at Davis Cup matches. But teams of countries play there. In tennis tournaments, and especially in Grand Slams, there was an unwritten code of conduct that supported the successful performance of any tennis player, not just the one you support. And in any case, do not interfere with another tennis player to serve and hoot endlessly. The decline in morals is obvious and does not honor the Australians, who lost or had no head and could not adequately survive the defeat of their “bad boy” Kiryos from Daniil, ”Medvedev added.

Nadal won the Australian Open for the 2nd time in his career. In total, he has 21 Grand Slam victories: 13 – Roland Garros, 4 – US Open, 2 – Wimbledon.

Daniil Medvedev reached the final of the Australian Open for the second time in a row. In the decisive match of 2021, he lost to Serb Novak Djokovic.

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