Daniil Medvedev is known for his powerful serves on the tennis court, and during the 2023 Rotterdam Open final, he demonstrated just how strong his serve can be.
In a match against Jannik Sinner, Medvedev hit an ace so hard that it broke a billboard behind Sinner. Part of the advertising board fell down, and the pixels on it were dead. Sinner, being the kind player that he is, pushed the board back in.
However, Medvedev was not satisfied. He told the umpire that the dead pixels on the billboard were distracting him and affecting his ability to focus on the game. The umpire quickly sent a person to replace the damaged part of the billboard so that the match could continue without any further distractions.
The incident was certainly unusual, and it drew a lot of attention from fans and the media. Videos of the moment quickly went viral on social media, with many people amazed at the sheer power of Medvedev's service.
But there was more to the match than just the broken billboard. Despite losing the first set 5-7, Medvedev fought back to win the next two sets 6-2, 6-2, clinching the title and returning to the Top 10. It was an impressive display of skill and determination from the Russian player, who didn't give up despite losing the first set to the Italian, who was on a seven-match winning streak.