Daniil Medvedev was the top seed in St. Petersburg this week and his campaign came to a disappointing end, to say the least. The Russian lost to Reilly Opelka, 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 and smashed his racquet upon losing match point on his own serve.
Medvedev, the defending champion and home favorite, leaves with a bang. (????TennisTV) pic.twitter.com/PlZFWMSnFx— tennis gifs ???????? (@tennis_gifs) October 15, 2020
The racquet smash gets a special place in history for lasting from point lost to after the "handshake".
Medvedev loses at home against Opelka. Mad-vedev smashes his racket both before and after the "handshake". pic.twitter.com/tnyCmU0Qge— Del???????? (@Stroppa_Del) October 15, 2020
Since reaching the semifinals of the US Open, Medvedev has gone 1-3. Opelka moves on to face Borna Coric in the quarterfinals.