How to lose the public's affection: an abridged version.
Two days ago, Daniil Medvedev was the toast of SW19 by shocking Stan Wawrinka in the first round. Today, he has shuffled off the court in disgrace, by opening his wallet and tossing coins at the umpire.
The unseeded Medvedev was exhilarating in a 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 win over the fifth seed and the world No. 3 in the first round, and he crowned a stunning Wimbledon debut by sinking to his knees to kiss the grass on Centre Court.
Today, however, his tournament is over: the 21-year-old has been beaten by Belgium’s Ruben Bemelmans.
Medvedev took the first two sets, but a series of marginal calls went against him from there, which culminated in an increasingly-frustrated Medvedev asking for the umpire to be removed. That, unsurprisingly, didn't happen, and he ultimately collapsed in the final three sets, losing the match 6-4 6-2 3-6 2-6 6-3.
After, in a further show of frustration of annoyance at the umpire, Medvedev opened his wallet in front of him, and chucked a few coins at her.
Watch that below:
Medvedev evidently has a bit of growing up to do before he can fulfill his evident promise.