His four-set win over Tsitsipas sealed his second consecutive Australian final appearance, but it was his bewildering rant at chair umpire Jaume Campistol that dominated post-match talk.
“Are you mad? Are you mad? (Tsitsipas’s) father can coach every point?” Medvedev screamed at Campistol.
“Are you stupid? His father can talk every point?
“His father can talk every point?
“Answer my question. Will you answer my question? Will you answer my question? Can you answer my question? Can you answer my question, please?
“Can his father talk every point?”
After an indistinguishable response from Campistol, Daniil Medvedev yelled:
“Oh my god. Oh my god, you are so bad, man. How can you be so bad in semi-final, your answer? Look at me. I’m talking to you!”
Later, Medvedev called the umpire a “small cat”.
Daniil Medvedev stands to win $2 million
At his post-match press conference, he said he regretted making the outburst.
Medvedev’s career earnings, according to the ATP, are just over $22 million while the winner’s prize money will be $2 million.
Daniil Medvedev stands between Rafael Nadal and a record 21 Grand Slam titles in the Australian Open final.