Daniel Medvedev lost the ATP grass court final for the second time in a row after losing at the Hayley Open.AFP
World number one Daniel Medvedev yelled at his coach during a blast in court on Sunday before he was sidelined by Polish Hubert Harkaz in Haley before losing his second ATP grass court final. ۔ Medvedev had few answers as he lost 6-1, 6-4 in 64 minutes. It was the second consecutive defeat in the final for the Russians, who lost in straight sets to Tim van Rijthoven at S-Hertogenbosch last Sunday. At the start of the second set on Sunday, Medvedev fired angrily at his French coach Giles Sarvara, who immediately left his seat in the stands and walked out of the stadium.
After the match, Medvedev apologized to the crowd for “not making the match longer and more interesting” and admitted that it was “not easy to be with him on the court” this week.
Harkaz won the fifth title of his career, but his first Grass title also reached the Wimbledon semifinals last year.
“Daniel is the best player in the world so it’s very difficult to play him,” Hercules said.
“Initially all the right shots went my way, so I definitely got a lot of speed out of it.”
On his way to the finals in Halle, the 25-year-old defeated Australian firebrand Nick Kyrgios in three sets before outclassing Medvedev.
On Sunday, protesters temporarily stopped the game and escorted security guards out of the stadium before entering the courthouse.
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