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It’s not the first time Medvedev has been caught trolling during a match, as he has often found himself in a back-and-forth with crowds at tournaments like the Australian Open and US Open. During his run to his maiden Grand Slam final at the 2019 US Open, the 26-year-old famously addressed the booing crowd by fanning himself and tellling them they were the reason he won.
“Your energy tonight give me the win. Because, if you were not here guys, I would probably lose this match,” he told the fans. “So, I want all of you to know, when you sleep tonight, I won because of you. Again, the only thing I can say, the energy you’re giving me right now will be enough for my five next matches.”
And it ended up winning around the fans in New York, who came out in full force to cheer on a then-24-year-old Medvedev when he lost to Rafael Nadal in five sets during the final. “Because of your energy I was here in the final. I’m a human being, I can make mistakes. Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart,” he told them afterwards.