Moselle Open LIVE: Stan Wawrinka stuns Daniil Medvedev with three-set victory in second round to enter quarterfinals at Moselle Open – Follow LIVE

Moselle Open LIVE – Warwinka vs Medvedev Highlights: Stan Wawrinka has put on a stellar performance against World No.4 Daniil Medvedev as…

French Open 2021: Former champion Stan Wawrinka withdraws from French Open. He won the claycourt Grand Slam at Roland Garros in 2015.
French Open 2021: Former champion Stan Wawrinka withdraws from French Open. He won the claycourt Grand Slam at Roland Garros in 2015.

Moselle Open LIVE – Warwinka vs Medvedev Highlights: Stan Wawrinka has put on a stellar performance against World No.4 Daniil Medvedev as he ousted the top seed from the second round at the Moselle Open on Friday. The 37-year old Swiss defeated the Russian 6-4, 6-7, 6-3 to enter the quarterfinals.  Follow Moselle Open LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN 

Medvedev angrily mocked a section of French fans who booed him for throwing his racket during a three-set defeat by Stan Wawrinka at the Moselle Open in Metz on Thursday.

Russian lost his composure after going down 2-0 in the deciding set and sent his racket bouncing off the court, leading to some fans expressing their displeasure by booing.

The 26-year-old world number four responded by giving the crowd two thumbs down and went on to mock their jeering, which only grew louder as more spectators joined in.

The chair umpire and Wawrinka attempted to calm the crowd but Medvedev was not done, making a gesture as if to say that the fans had lost their minds, before play resumed.

Moselle Open LIVE: Stan Wawrinka stuns Daniil Medvedev with three-set victory in second round to enter quarterfinals at Moselle Open – Follow LIVE

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Warwinka vs Medvedev Highlights: Despite letting slip a match point in the second set, the former World No. 3 stunned top seed. It was the 37-year-old’s first Top 10 win since the 2020 Rolex Paris Masters against Andrey Rublev.

It all seemed to be going wrong when the Swiss star missed his opportunity to close out the match in the second-set tie-break. Medvedev utilised the opportunity to  clawed through the tie-break to force a decider, momentum was fully on the former World No. 1’s side. But Wawrinka turned it back in his favour by surging ahead 3-0 in the final set.

“At the end of the tie-break I was a little bit frustrated because I started to hesitate a little bit on my shots,” Wawrinka said in his on-court interview. “He is one of the best defensive players, so when you don’t go completely through the ball without thinking too much and it is difficult. I made a few mistakes but I think in general it was a super good level from me. I am super happy with the win.”

“We always have some great battles,” Wawrinka said. “He is at the top of the rankings. One of the best players and nicest person outside of the court, so it is always great to play against each other.” Wawrinka will next play Swede Mikael Ymer, who eliminated home favourite Gregoire Barrere 6-4, 6-3.

Moselle Open LIVE: Stan Wawrinka stuns Daniil Medvedev with three-set victory in second round to enter quarterfinals at Moselle Open – Follow LIVE

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