Daniil Medvedev was the protagonist of a curious episode during his quarter-final at Roland Garros against Stefanos Tsitsipas. The Russian addressed the Roland Garros insiders just outside Philippe Chatrier, saying: “There’s a curfew, go away”.
The usual Daniil
Yesterday, the two most interesting and fit young men of the men’s circuit competed for the eighth time: Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas. The Greek tennis player got the better of it, able to regulate the opponent for 63 76 (5) 75. This is only the second victory of Stefanos, who had been watching his opponent triumph for two years (Atp Finals 2019 ).
During the match, however, the Russian drew attention to himself for two episodes. Surely the service from below on the match point in the third set was immortalized by all the televisions, but there is a much more curious episode. The match started without an audience, as in France the curfew starts at 9pm (the time the match was scheduled). Despite this, Medvedev complained a lot during the second set about the constant noises caused by the insiders outside the Philippe Chatrier stadium.
The Russian thus tried to attract the attention of the referee first and then of the protagonists of the noises themselves.
“Are we playing a futures or Roland Garros? There is a curfew, go away!”
“It’s curfew. Get outta here!” pic.twitter.com/sH0LyVPDn4
– Oleg S. (@ AnnaK_4ever) June 8, 2021