Daniil Medvedev and Nick Kyrgios shake hands at the net. Kyrgios is wearing a backwards cap

Nick Kyrgios slams ‘disgusting behaviour’ of fans who heckled Daniil Medvedev after loss at the Montreal Masters

Nick Kyrgios has slammed the “disgusting” behavior of some tennis fans, after video circulated on social media of Daniil Medvedev being heckled after his second round loss to the Australian in Montreal.

In a video re-tweeted by Kyrgios, Medvedev is shown being called a “loser” as he walks towards the locker room with security.

Medvedev then stops, turning and speaking with the fan, as someone shouts “you respect us and we respect you.”

Others can be heard imploring the fan to apologise.

On Twitter, Kyrgios labeled the fan’s behavior as “disgusting”.

“This is the best we have in the sport, fans need to show some respect.”


The interaction came after Kyrgios had defeated the Russian world number one at the ATP’s Montreal Masters, 6-7 (2-7), 6-4, 6-2.

At a press conference for the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati, Medvedev said he had felt compelled to approach the spectator.

“When someone mocks me, I’ll respond,” he said.

“It would be bad to let people shout bad things at me and just keep walking. I will ask what his problem is.”

Daniil Medvedev responded to questions about the incident at a press conference for the Western and Southern Open.(Getty Images: Matthew Stockman)

Medvedev said he had also talked to the father of the fan who had called him a “loser”.

“The father of the guy said something to me also — I say: ‘Educate your kid’,” Medvedev said.