WATCH: 'Karma': Medvedev Silents Zverev After Beating Him At Australian Open

WATCH: 'Karma': Medvedev Silents Zverev After Beating Him At Australian Open

by Erik Virostko

Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev have a bit of history, and it came under the spotlight at the 2024 Australian Open.

The two have known each other for a very long time, as they grew through the junior categories together, and since Zverev has a Russian background and had a girlfriend who accused him of domestic violence but was also a very good friend with Medvedev's wife.

There are many points where the stories of Zverev and Medvedev meet, and the two have met also many times in ATP Tour-level matches, as they played already their 19th match in Melbourne Park on Friday.

But this time around, the match was even more heated than before, even though it didn't show directly on the court. Previously, the two clashed after their meeting in Monte-Carlo, as the German called his opponent "unfair".

Medvedev immediately responded to those comments, but soon after that, it seemed that all was fine between the two. However, that was only until the latest series of Netflix's BreakPoint dropped.

In one of the episodes, Zverev is seen watching Medvedev's first-round loss at the 2023 Roland Garros, and after the Russian loses his match, the German says "he believes in karma".

Everyone in the tennis world was aware of the comment, and so was Medvedev, for whom the semi-final match at the Rod Laver Arena was even more important because of that.

He was losing 0-2 after the first two set, but erased the deficit to beat Zverev in five sets and reach the Australian Open final. After the match, Medvedev turned to his box, and mouthed the word "Karma" three times, before shaking his opponent's hand.

One of the players who got enraged by the way that Netflix portrayed Medvedev was also his fellow compatriot Daria Kasatkina. She was upset as her friend wasn't portrayed nicely, but after his win in Melbourne, she took to social media to voice her opinion.

"I feel like everyone is thinking the same right now."


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