Daniil Medvedev did not shy away from voicing his discontent with the slow surface of the courts at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, much to the amusement and entertainment of tennis fans.

Medvedev stated his dissatisfaction with the Indian Wells court conditions during his fourth-round match against Alexander Zverev. This echoed his previous remarks about the sluggishness of the court in his third-round match against Ilya Ivashka.

“No, no, no, no, this is not a hard court, I know what is hard court, I’m a specialist, this is not a hard court,” he stated.

After Alexander Zverev won the first set of the match in a tense tiebreak, Medvedev voiced his opinion on the “freaking disgrace” that the slow surface of Indian Wells was to the sport.

“Should be banned from playing here. Freaking disgrace to the sport, this freaking court. And they call it hardcourts. What a shame to call this court a hardcourt. I’m going to toilet but I don’t care if you give me time violation. I am going to be as slow as these courts,” Daniil Medvedev said. “I don’t care. Give me five time violations. If they allow us to play on such courts, then I can allow myself to do whatever I want.”

Tennis fans were greatly entertained by Medvedev’s ongoing hatred of the court conditions of the Indian Wells Masters. One fan pointed out the sheer entertainment value Medvedev’s antics provided.

“Medvedev drama is by FAR the best drama in the ATP. Danya dropping the first set, yelling at the umpire about how slow the court is, and then strolling leisurely across the court to the bathroom to make the point as the umpire yells at him is brilliant. It’s what we need,” the fan wrote.

Another fan hypothesized about the type of interaction Medvedev would be having with the physiotherapist while getting treated for his ankle injury.

“Physio: “How is your ankle doing?” Daniil: “I can’t move so well. I’m slow, but nowhere near as slow as this court”,” a user joked.

Here are some more fan reactions to Medvedev’s latest outburst about the Indian Wells court conditions:

Daniil Medvedev wants to be remembered for his game rather than his on-court tantrums

After his win over Alexander Zverev, Daniil Medvedev expressed his regret about his recent conduct and stated his intention to improve his behavior throughout his career so that he can be remembered for his game and positive personality rather than his tantrums.

“But that’s something I’m going to try to work throughout my whole career, because I want to be remembered not definitely for my tantrums but more for my game and for my good parts of my personality,” he said during the post-match press conference.

Daniil Medvedev will take on Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open.