Daniil Medvedev’s coach leaves the stands after outburst from the tennis star
Daniil Medvedev’s coach Gilles Cervara STORM OUT after being on the receiving end of the Russian’s stunning outburst during his Halle Open final defeat to Hubert Hurkacz
- Daniil Medvedev played against Hubert Hurkacz in the Halle Open final on Sunday
- He dominated early on and then lost his composure at the start of the second set
- Medvedev turned his anger at his coach, who got up and walked away
- Medvedev then lost in straight sets and his coach did not return
Daniil Medvedev’s coach stormed out after being verbally abused by the Russian during his latest Halle Open defeat to Hubert Hurkacz on Sunday.
Hurkacz dominated the opening set, taking it 6-1, and Medvedev’s frustration started to build when he failed to get a foothold in the match.
He then snapped after losing his serve in the opening game of the second set, directing his anger at his coach, Gilles Cervara.
Daniil Medvedev was unable to find his best form in the Halle Open final on Sunday
He started yelling at his coach, who got up and left with his bag in his hand
He walked through the crowd and didn’t come back until the match was over
Cervara didn’t feel like lingering and listening to Medvedev’s complaints, and he quickly grabbed his bag before leaving the stands.
Medvedev’s wife, Daria, had sat next to Cervara, and she stayed on the side of the court, but looked embarrassed by the unique situation as the TV cameras focused on her after the incident.
The US Open champion made a better fist of it in the second set, but was still unable to force a decision as Hurkacz took a 6-1 6-4 victory.
In his post-match interview, Medvedev apologized to his wife and acknowledged the fans, but did not address his coach directly when leaving the arena.
Hubert Hurkacz won the title in Halle after Medvedev .’s outburst
“Daria, thank you so much for this week,” he said.
“It’s not easy being on the pitch with me sometimes, but hopefully next time will be easier and much better.
Thanks too guys [the crowd] very sorry, sorry for not making this match longer and more interesting!’
It was clearly not the way Medvedev wanted his grass court season to end, and he will now turn his attention to the clay courts and defend his US Open title in September.
He will not be at Wimbledon later this month after Russian and Belarusian players were banned from participating due to the ongoing invasion of Ukraine.