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Medvedev apologises for his on-court behaviour

Medvedev apologises for his on-court behaviour

New York - Medvedev was fined $9,000 for an obscene gesture and unsportsmanlike conduct in a third-round victory



By Reuters 
 


Published: Mon 2 Sep 2019, 11:56 PM

Last updated: Tue 3 Sep 2019, 1:59 AM

Daniil Medvedev tried to make peace Sunday with US Open fans who have booed him for two matches after using their energy to help him reach his first Grand Slam quarterfinal.
"I need to be a better person on the court," said Medvedev, who was fined after each of his first three matches at Flushing Meadows.
The Russian fifth seed booked a berth in the last eight by defeating 118th-ranked German qualifier Dominik Koepfer 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (7/2) at Louis Armstrong Stadium.
Medvedev was fined $9,000 for an obscene gesture and unsportsmanlike conduct in a third-round victory on Friday. After his middle-finger gesture was shown on video screens, fans booed him unmercifully.
"Talking about last match, I was an idiot, to be honest," Medvedev said Sunday. "I did some things that I'm not proud of and that I'm working on to be a better person on the court because I do think I'm a good person out of the court." 
 


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