Astonishing moment Daniil Medvedev, a Russian tennis player, assaults the camera.
Daniil Medvedev of Russia lost his anger over the weekend after a nasty on-court incident, kicking a camera in fury.
Andrey Rublev defeated a faltering Daniil Medvedev 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 to reach the Cincinnati Masters final on Saturday.
Rublev, the world No. 7, had not won a set in four prior defeats against his compatriot, who is presently rated second in the world and the tournament's top seed.
Medvedev, who was attempting a Canada-US Masters double following his victory in Toronto last week, required three separate medical timeouts during his defeat to Rublev.
He was treated on his left hand following a collision with an on-court camera during a rally, as well as on his right forearm and right thigh during a match conducted in sweltering 31-degree heat.
Medvedev lost his passion during an on-court tantrum, kicking the camera and yelling at the chair umpire, "Take it away, I nearly broke my hand..." I'm going to sue them because I'm unable to play. Contact the physio; I am unable to play. I intend to sue them.”
Rublev regrouped after dropping the second set, hung on through his opponent's injury issues and a heated disagreement with the umpire about camera placement, and eventually earned his chances in the concluding set after two and a quarter hours.
He'll face the winner of the second semi-final between second seed Stefanos Tsitsipas and third seed Alexander Zverev for the trophy.
“I'm not sure how I did it,” Rublev explained. “Every point was so close, the match was so intense — it was precisely like playing chess.”
Rublev stated that he needed to pick his moments as he neared success.
“He will never give you a chance, so I needed to timing it perfectly to make him flee,” he explained.
“This victory instills confidence in me, as it demonstrates that I am capable of competing against him, but I still have a long way to go.”
Ashleigh Barty, the world number one, advanced to her sixth season final with a 6-2, 7-5 victory against Angelique Kerber in the women's tournament.
The top-seeded Australian, who has topped the rankings for 82 weeks, needed an hour and a quarter to qualify for Sunday's title match, besting her 2019 semi-final performance.
Barty will face Swiss wildcard Jil Teichmann in the final on Sunday. Teichmann defeated Czech fifth seed Karolina Pliskova 6-2, 6-4 to reach her fourth career final but first at the elite Masters 1000 level.
“It's been a wonderful week of momentum building,” said Barty, who hit 29 winners to Kerber's 16.
“Being in another match and competing for a title is quite exciting and cool.
At the moment, I'm playing well and carrying out game plans effectively. I have the impression that I am moving well and that I am in control of the ball. That is all I am capable of asking of myself.”