DANIIL MEDVEDEV was caught on camera SWEARING at a fan in a "very strange" moment during his Australian Open victory over Marcos Giron.
The 26-year-old Russian tennis player claimed a 6-0, 6-1, 6-2 triumph over the American in the first round.
However, it was his foul-mouthed rant that had people talking afterwards.
It was even caught live on TV, with Eurosport commentator Simon Reed forced to apologise to viewers.
Medvedev, who was serving for the win at 5-2, was picked up on the courtside microphones telling a fan to “f**k off”.
The umpire heard him also, and he was issued a warning before going on to close out the game.
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Reed told those watching: “Oh, sorry about the language. He didn’t say it loud but it was picked up.”
It’s not the first time that Medvedev has had a run-in with fans at the Australian Open.
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Last year he accused the crowds of being “disrespectful” after his loss to Rafa Nadal and claimed they had a “low IQ”.
Although he did admit his comments were “not smart” and issued an apology prior to his clash with Giron.
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British tennis legend Tim Henman was working as a pundit for Eurosport and he believes that the “strange” exchange was prompted by the incident 12 months ago.
He said: “It was a very strange time to react like that.
“It was a very good performance but a really strange ending with the last two points with his reaction and swearing at someone in the audience.
“Maybe a bit of afterthought from last year.”
Medvedev will now face Australian John Millman on Wednesday in the second round.
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