"I was impressed how calmly he talked to them" - Schett commends Medvedev on fan interaction in Montreal

Sunday, 21 August 2022 at 23:00
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Daniil Medvedev confronted a father and a son in Montreal as they were yelling 'loser' to him after his loss to Kyrgios.
Medvedev known as a player who doesn't shy away from confrontation immediately turned around to confront the fans. The video was unable to convey what Medvedev said to the fans but the calmness with which he approached the situation left Eurosport tennis analyst Barbara Schett impressed:
“First of all, I was in shock when I saw those images that when Daniil Medvedev walked off the court, it was actually a father and a son who yelled out 'loser, loser. It would have been easy for Daniil Medvedev to just ignore it because, as a tennis player, you learn to ignore lots of comments from fans, to walk past that. But I was very impressed how calmly he talked to those fans because it was very disrespectful [of] them."
Schett wasn't surprised by Medvedev turning around because to her he seems like a person who takes those things to heart:
"I think he is the kind of person who takes things to heart. It really hurts him when people call him a loser. So he just wanted to set things clear and straight. I'm proud of him that he kept it together. I don't think I could have kept it together."

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