Daniil Medvedev Indian Wells Masters 2022

Daniil Medvedev admits his ‘attitude was not good enough’ in shock defeat

Daniil Medvedev has admitted that his ‘attitude was not good enough’ following his surprise Paris Masters exit.

Medvedev suffered a shock defeat to Alex De Minaur, but it was the Russian’s outpouring of frustration on the court that really caught the headlines.

He ranted at the umpire and smashed a racket during the match, with many speculating that the crowd was the source of his obvious ire.

However, he has cleared that up, explaining it was actually the ‘bad’ performance of umpire Nacho Forcadell Gil that had got to him.

“I was not at all talking to the umpire about the crowd,” Daniil Medvedev said. “In my opinion, the crowd was nice, supporting both players, 50/50, always nice.

“In my opinion, the umpire didn’t do a good match, but I’m not criticizing. It’s like, he did a bad match like I can do a bad match, for example. At the end my attitude was not good enough. I can admit it. But in my opinion, he didn’t make a good match.

“I like Nacho, and I like him as an umpire. I’m talking only about today.”

Alex De Minaur, for all he was excellent against Medvedev, was defeated himself in the following round by American Frances Tiafoe.

Medvedev, though, will now drop out of the world top five as a result of his defeat to the Australian.

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Michael Graham, Editor, has been a professional sports journalist for his whole career and is especially passionate about tennis. He's been the Editor of for over 5 years and loves watching live tennis by visiting as many tournaments as possible. Michael specialises in writing in-depth features about the ATP & WTA tours.