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How Medvedev doesn’t like the courts in Indian Wells! Said the organizers were lying and threatened to slowly go to the toilet

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“Liars. Liars!

Daniil Medvedev continues his unbeaten streak – after defeating Ilya Ivashko in the third round in Indian Wells, she has reached 16 matches. The winning streak was longer in his career only once, when in 2020-2021 he won 20 in a row.

But difficulties arose against the Belarusian – Medvedev gave up a set for the first time in the last 9 matches (6:2, 3:6, 6:1).

In Indian Wells, it is always difficult for Daniil, because there is a very slow court. Even after a convincing victory in the second round, he said: “This is probably the slowest hard on the tour, so in many draws everything was determined by who was the first to make a mistake, because it’s hard to do something yourself. So you need to endure – like on the ground.

During the second set with Ivashko and after it, it was very difficult for Medvedev to endure. At 3-5, he lost a 28-punch exchange by mistake, and sarcastic thumbs went flying towards the box.

And after the set, the Russian started a rather funny conversation with the judge Mohamed Layani.

DM: I’m going to the toilet.

ML: Yes, yes.

DM: And I will write as slowly as the game goes on this court.

ML: (Laughs). No no no.

DM: Court is slow and I will be slow.

Layani tried to divert the conversation into a constructive direction – he wanted to know what exactly the sixth rating number would do in the toilet in order to determine how long the break should last (according to the rules, a simple trip to the restroom is given three minutes, but if the player is also changing clothes, then five ).

But Medvedev did not give in.

ML: Are you going to change clothes?

DM: No, but I will go so slowly.

ML: Time will pass when you enter the toilet. So go.

DM: Yes, but…

ML: Please, just accept it. You are a professional.

DM: I don’t. It’s not hard. They write in the facts about the tournament that it takes place on hard. I was lied to.

Leaving the court – rather quickly – Medvedev was talking about something with the supervisor sitting in the stands.

And he did not fulfill his promise – less than two minutes passed between his departure from the court and his return. And Ivashko, who also left the site, returned even a little later. In general, three minutes after the conversation with Layani, the match resumed.