Daniil Medvedev lost his second consecutive grass-court final on Sunday, losing to Hubert Hurkacz of Poland in the Halle Open final in Germany. The Pole outplayed the Russian, winning 6-1, 6-4 in straight sets.
During the final, the world number one and his coach, Gilles Cervara, had a furious exchange. Cervara suddenly got up from his place in the bleachers and rushed off the court after Medvedev yelled at him. Tennis TV posted the footage to their official Instagram account.
“Medvedev’s coach has seen enough,” Tennis TV captioned the video.
Medvedev apologized to the spectators for “not making this match longer and more fascinating” and admitted that he was “not easy to be around on the court” this week.
Despite winning seven grass-court matches this season, the Russian has yet to win a championship after losing two consecutive finals.
Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the organizers of Wimbledon prohibited Russian and Belarusian players from participating. Medvedev will not participate this year.
Medvedev’s next appearance will be in the Mallorca Open, which begins on June 22.
Hurkacz, on the other hand, won his fifth career championship after defeating Australian Nick Kyrgios in the semi-final.
Hurkacz and his American partner Sebastian Korda were defeated in the men’s doubles final in Halle by Kazakhstan’s Andrey Golubev and Argentina’s Maximo Gonzalez.