Daniil Medvedev's in the Midst of a Very Entertaining Heel Turn at the US Open
It may just be us, but men's tennis suddenly feels really compelling.
Obviously, there are the relentless antics of Nick Kyrgios, whose commitment to mayhem is unparalleled.
However, we may have a new contender to the throne.
Meet Daniil Medvedev.
Now, dude's the No 5 seed at the 2019 US Open, so he's clearly got game on the court.
However, he also appears to be some sort of cartoon villain.
Check out this fun footage from his third-round match:
The New York crowd quickly voiced their displeasure with Medvedev after that display of fellowship, so the grumpy Russian gave them a vulgar finale:
He most certainly did.
This was no mere blip on the radar, though, as Medvedev continued the assault on both his opponent and the increasingly hostile crowd in the next round.
Daniil Medvedev has gone full villain 😈— ESPN (@espn) September 2, 2019
After advancing at the US Open, Medvedev openly basked in boos from the New York crowd. pic.twitter.com/hGBKfSXdlW
He then continued this revolutionary troll work in the post-match interview.
Holy shit, he may as well have been twisting his mustache while adjusting a monocle.
Or snorting a mountain of cocaine.
Predictably, the aforementioned Kyrgios is a big fan:
Hahaha I rateeeee what medvedev said to the crowd last night 🙊— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) August 31, 2019