The reaction comes as the Australian Open runner up last week said in a quarter-final post-match interview: “I didn’t really know what to do, so I was like…I don’t know if people are gonna like it, but I told myself, what Novak would do.”
In a fiery Tweet picking up on the comment, “Meddy to Save Tennis” said on Twitter: “Take it haters, burn!
“The young generation of players adore Novak, and nothing can change that.”
The news comes as tension was high in Melbourne, with many fans openly voicing their distaste towards Mr Medvedev throughout the tournament.
The peak of hatred emerged when Nick Kyrgios was defeated by the Russian finalist, resulting in a blurred line between boo’s and siou’s coming from the crowd.
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