Daniil Medvedev says booing is becoming more common on professional tours and any player seems to get booed from the crowd.
Medvedev is an expressive and sometimes combative type of player, but he says the game’s bad boys aren’t the only ones yelling on the court.
Even world No. 1 Novak Djokovic believes it takes very little to turn the crowd against a player when they’re booed.
Medvedev drew jeers from the Madrid crowd despite trying to set himself on fire during his clash with young compatriot Alexander Shevchenko on Monday.
“You know, I hit the racket after the first set. I was upset by some mistakes,» Medvedev said.
«So they [the Madrid crowd] He started shouting. I was like, yeah, come on, let’s do it more. But when you play a good point, you can keep them on your side.
Medvedev understood why the crowd booed him, but was confused by their reaction to Holger Run.
During a lengthy exchange between opponent Alejandro Davidovic Fokina and the officials, Rune rubbed a mark on the court.
That act, coupled with playing the Spaniard in Spain, elicited a tepid response from the crowd.
“I watched Holger without the sound yesterday, so I thought something was going on, but I watched it without the sound. So I heard something happened,» Medvedev said.
“I didn’t see it.
“I mean, again, you either deserve it or you don’t. I don’t think Holger did anything yesterday. So, yeah, that’s disappointing.
“Sometimes you deserve it, and sometimes you don’t. Maybe, you know, I hit the racket a little bit, maybe I should.
“Once I had a challenge and they started crying. «What, you don’t want me to take the test?»
Medvedev feels he is prone to letting tennis players know how he feels, both positively and negatively.
Medvedev continued: «People in tennis these days, for whatever reason, I don’t know, maybe it was like this before, I feel that they are excited for this.»
“So when something happens, they don’t even know what happened, they just scream.
«I’ve experienced that a little bit. Novak has experienced it. I mean a lot of players.
«I think it’s part of tennis now.»
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