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Medvedev loses temper but wins match to reach Australian Open quarterfinal

/ 04:22 PM January 24, 2022
Daniil Medvedev Australian Open

Russia’s Daniil Medvedev reacts after a point against Maxime Cressy of the US during their men’s singles match on day eight of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 24, 2022. (Photo by MICHAEL ERREY / AFP)

MELBOURNE – An agitated Daniil Medvedev teed off at the chair umpire and lost his cool in the heat before steadying to claim a 6-2 7-6(4) 6-7(4) 7-5 win over Maxime Cressy and book his second Australian Open quarterfinal on Monday.

The Russian second seed found the American serve-and-volley exponent a tough nut to crack at Margaret Court Arena and his frustration spilled over after losing the third set.

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Apparently refused a request to leave the court to freshen up, Medvedev barked at the French chair umpire Renaud Lichtenstein and complained that Cressy was spending too much time between serves.

Medvedev’s frustration only grew as eight break points slipped through his fingers in the fourth set before he finally slipped a forehand past the American in the 11th game to take his serve.

Medvedev wrapped up proceedings with a slew of huge serves before stepping in to thrash a forehand winner on match point.

Last year’s finalist, Medvedev next meets Felix Auger-Aliassime for a place in the semifinals.

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