The compatriots drew 1-1 in the second set when Medvedev slammed into a camera on the court and knocked it off the ground, chasing the ball near baseline.
The collision with the camera on the court was a disaster for the second player in the world, Daniil Medvedev, who lost 6-2 3-6 3-6 to his compatriot Andrei Rublev in the semifinals in Cincinnati.
The compatriots drew 1-1 in the second set when Medvedev bumped into a camera on the court and knocked it down as he chased the ball towards baseline. Medvedev extended his hand to the cameraman as the judge approached to make sure both were okay.
Then Medvedev kicked the camera, telling the referee: “Take this away. I almost broke my arm ”and insisted on moving the camera.
Tournament organizers did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Medvedev, who won the tournament in 2019, did not meet with the media on August 21.
Medvedev once seemed untouchable, winning every set along the way to the semi-finals, in which he was the favorite after winning all four of his previous encounters with Rublev.
“It will be better if we have more space on the court, which will allow us to run wherever we can, because sometimes (what) happens to me, that I want to hit, and I cannot hit, because there is a referee “Rublev told reporters. …