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Daniil medvedev runs kicks into camera injury, Andrey Rublev won tennis


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.

Russia's Daniil Medvedev addresses chair umpire Nacho Forcadel.
Russia's Daniil Medvedev addresses chair umpire Nacho Forcadel.

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.”


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