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Russia’s world No 3 Daniil Medvedev appeared to give a middle finger to the stands when leaving the court following a stormy defeat at the Paris Masters.
Once again the Parisian crowds – also criticised for their frequent booing during the French Open earlier this year – showed they are the most hostile in tennis as they turned on Medvedev, who at one point in the second set was refusing to play on against Grigor Dimitrov.
Ultimately he was to save seven match points before losing his second round 6-3 6-7 7-6 to the popular Bulgarian.
Medvedev had stopped playing at 5-5 in the second set while he had a furious row with umpire Renaud Liechtenstein, who gave him an official time warning to encourage him to play on.
The Russian, who once gave the middle finger to the crowds at Flushing Meadows, later criticised the tournament and made a joking non-denial about repeating the same gesture while walking off.
Daniil Medvedev appeared to give a middle finger to the stands when leaving the court in Paris