It’s not the first time he’s done it and it probably won’t be the last. Not satisfied with the behavior of Daniil Medvedev in the final of the Halle 2022 tournament, Gilles Cervara left the court in the middle of the match, 6-1, 1-0 for Hubert Hurkacz.
On the images, the French coach is shouted at by his player when the Pole breaks at the start of the second set and decides that he has seen enough. Asked in our podcast about this, Gilles Cervara explained the reasons and the message to us through this gesture: “It’s when you are at an impasse and when you feel that you can do nothing more. You say to yourself: I’m watching something that has no way out. Either you agree to be there in the stands waiting for it to end miserably, or you tell him in quotation marks: What I see there, I don’t agree. I can’t do anything in the stands, I can’t hold the racket and I can’t talk much. I don’t want to condone that. I break. I have the right and it is my choice.“
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A way also to sting the pride of his player. The world No. 1 also showed a better face afterwards but he was unable to catch up. Defeated 6-1, 6-4, the Russian recorded his fifth consecutive defeat in the final and he is tarnishing his win/loss ratio with now 13 titles in 25 finals. His last success dates back to the US Open 2021. Conversely, Hubert Hurkacz did not feel the pressure in the final. He drinks it. The new world No. 10 added a 5th ATP title to his record in 5 finals. Solid. Like his tennis all week long on German grass.
Hurkacz – Medvedev, Halle 2022: Hubi unplayable in the final
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