DANIIL MEDVEDEV lost his cool and left his wife in tears after abusing his coach in a Halle Open final defeat to Hubert Hurkacz.
The incident occurred at the start of the second set after Medvedev was broken in the first game.
The coach then stormed out of the arena
Wife Daria Medvedeva put her head in her hands following the incident
Medvedev, 25, lost the first set 6-1 and allowed his anger to boil over, unfortunately for his coach Gilles Cervara.
The Russian began screaming at Cervara who decided to get up and leave the arena rather than put up with any more abuse.
Cervara was seated next to Medvedev’s wife Daria who held her head in her hands after her husband’s outburst and appeared to wipe away a tear.
She looked like she wanted the ground to swallow her up as the camera zoomed in on her face – but Medvedev did at least apologise to her after his 6-1 6-4 defeat.
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He said: “Daria, thanks a lot for this week. Not easy to be with me on the court sometimes but hopefully next time will be easier and much better.
“Also thank you guys [the crowd] very much, sorry for not making this match longer and more interesting!”
Daria watches all of her husband’s matches and acts as his personal assistant – arranging trips and his financial accounts.
Daria also played tennis at junior level but injury cut her career short, with the Russian later turning to modeling.
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The pair married in 2018 after meeting and starting a relationship in 2014 with Medvedev viewing his partner as his lucky charm.
Medvedev said of Daria: “She gave me a lot of confidence. I always say that the moment I proposed to her is the moment I started to go up.”