Twenty-five-year-old Medvedev got into a conflict with the referee after the second set of the match with Stefanos Tsitsipas from Greece, when he complained fiercely that his opponents in the stands advised his father, which the rules forbid.
Medvedev, who eventually won 7: 6, 4: 6, 6: 4 and 6: 1, was fined $ 4,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct and another eight for an obscene gesture. Tsitsipas, who has to pay five thousand dollars, was also punished.
In Sunday’s final, which he will play in Melbourne for the second time in a row, Medvedev will play against Rafael Nadal. The Spanish tennis player can win a record 21st grand slam title, the Russian will strive for the second big triumph in his career after the triumph at last year’s US Open.