Daniil Medvedev rolls eyes, mouths 'boring' at Australian Open trophy ceremony
The Russian tennis star repeatedly rolled his eyes and mouthed the word 'boring' under his breath during Tennis Australia Chair Jayne Hrdlicka's speech
Australian Open villain Daniil Medvedev just can't help himself from losing cool. The Russian tennis star repeatedly rolled his eyes and mouthed the word "boring" under his breath during the Australian Open trophy presentation ceremony as officials praised the Russian athlete following his epic defeat in the grand slam finals. More specifically, Medvedev did that during Tennis Australia Chair Jayne Hrdlicka's speech.
Medvedev ended up losing the finals match despite leading two sets and handed the victory and a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam title to Rafael Nadal who has now become the most successful male tennis player of all time. Rafael won over Medvedev in a five-set classic with both the tennis players barely able to walk after five-and-a-half hours of the tennis game.
We have seen very strange antics from Daniil Medvedev throughout the Australian Open. A user on Twitter called Tennis Gif tweeted, “Medvedev is making a pissy face. There were other times during the tournament and throughout the ceremony where he could be seen shaking his head too.Rolling eyes and, think, he mouthed "boring"."
"Daniil, you have had the most extraordinary tournament. You have found yourself in tough spots on the way here," Jayne Hrdlicka said during the post-match ceremony. "You have demonstrated you're never finished and you were never finished until the very last point. Congratulations on a great tournament."
Hrdlicka continued, "You were clearly determined to boot history in the making for the second time in a row and that didn't happen tonight, but there is no doubt that we are going the see you back here and that you are on your way to making your own records in the tennis history books. Congratulations."
Medvedev gave a speech at the ceremony as well where he congratulated as well as praised Nadal on his victory. "(The match) was insane. I think the level was very high," he said. "You (Nadal) raised your level after two sets (to win) a 21st grand slam. I thought he was going to get tired and maybe he did just a little but still won the match," the Russian tennis star said.