Cincinnati Open semi-finals: Medvedev is upstream because of an unexpected turn

Sunday, August 22, 2021 05:35 AM (GMT+7)

(Tennis video, tennis results, semi-finals of Cincinnati Masters) An unexpected incident with Medvedev caused the world No. 2 male tennis player to be reversed by his compatriots.

Video of the Cincinnati Masters 2021 semi-final between Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev:

The first semi-final in the men’s singles at this year’s Cincinnati Open was a match between two rising young talents from Russia when No. 1 seed Daniil Medvedev met No. 4 seed Andrey Rublev. Medvedev has won all 4 times against this compatriot opponent before. He is also the number 2 tennis player in the world and reached the final of the Australian Open this year.

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Medvedev has a problem in his 5th confrontation with fellow countryman Rublev

In the first set, Medvedev entered the game very well and easily won 6-2. It was thought that it would be a premise for “Sao Mai” to reach 1.98m high towards the early decision of this match, when a landmark accident came to him.

That’s when Medvedev, in an attempt to move at high speed to save the ball on the 3rd point of the game 3 set 2, collided with the television camera in the field, causing the device to fall. After that, the two-time Grand Slam finalist got angry when he argued with the referee.

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The world No. 2 reigning tennis player stepped on the TV camera, causing him pain when he hit the device

According to the Metro, Medvedev yelled at the match referee to throw the camera away: “Drop it. I almost broke my arm. Throw it away. He doesn’t care about the players. chief”.

After game 3 of set 2 ended, Medvedev continued to grumble to the referee: “Call a doctor to help me. I can’t continue playing. I will sue them (Cincinnati’s Central Court organizers) Open)”.

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Medvedev was taken care of by medical staff, but then he still lost to Rublev after 3 sets

The supervisor of the match between Medvedev and Rublev then went down to the field to listen to Medvedev’s presentation. “In this semi-final, I almost broke my finger or something. Maybe I sprained. I don’t know, but it hurt. I asked them to move that camera. out to another position a week ago but they didn’t listen,” complained Medvedev.

Immediately after the above incident, Medvedev lost the 2nd and 3rd sets with the same score of 3-6 and caused him to be overturned by his compatriot opponent. As for Rublev, the 7th ranked player in the world had a somewhat lucky reverse victory. He will play the first ATP Masters 1000 final of his career against the winner of the match between 3rd seed Alexander Zverev (Germany) and 2nd seed Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Match specs:

Daniil Medvedev

6-2, 3-6, 3-6

Andrey Rublev





Double error


54/100 (54%)

1 serve rate

60/85 (71%)

36/54 (67%)

Serve 1 to get a point

44/60 (73%)

22/46 (48%)

Serve 2 to score

8/25 (32%)

3/7 (43%)

Break Point

4/10 (40%)

91/185 (49%)

total score

94/185 (51%)


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