Daniil Medvedev was able to live with his elimination on Tuesday after his lost quarterfinal at Roland Garros against Stéfanos Tsitsipás (6-3, 7-6, 7-5), but was unhappy about the organization's choice to play the game in the evening. computer programming.
"It was without a doubt the game of the day, but Roland Garros prefers Amazon (a streaming service, ed.) to people," said Medvedev at the press conference after the game.
The organization of Roland Garros had scheduled the quarterfinals between the numbers two (Medvedev) and five (Tsitsipás) in the world in the evening, so that no spectators were allowed to be present in the Court Philippe-Chatrier.
There is still a curfew in France.
"I compare it to the
Drive to Survive
on Netflix, about Formula 1," said Medvedev.
"There they ask Lewis Hamilton why they have to race in Australia in the midst of a pandemic. His answer:
Cash is king
. It's the same here."
'Underhand service was a tactical choice'
The match ended with a striking moment from Medvedev, who opted for an underhand service on a match point for Tsitsipás.
That failed, as a result of which the Greek simply took the point and thus took the victory.
"It was a tactical choice. It wasn't that I wanted to be ready quickly or anything," said the Russian.
"I thought about this the whole race, that maybe I could do this at an important point. I thought Stefanos was way back on the track. I thought it would be a good choice to surprise him, but it worked. not at all."
Tsitsipás will face Alexander Zverev, the number six in the world, in the semifinals on Friday.
The German was too strong for Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in his quarterfinals on Tuesday with 6-4, 6-1 and 6-1.