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US Open: Medvedev fined $ 9,000 for gesture, actions

New York: Russian fifth seed Daniil Medvedev was fined USD 9,000 (8,187 euros) by the US Open after his unsportsmanlike remarks and obscene gesture in a Friday night triumph.

Medvedev defeated Spain's Feliciano Lopez to reach the fourth round of the year's last Grand Slam tournament at Flushing Meadows.

He was issued a code violation early in the match for tossing a towel.

As he later walked to his chair, Medvedev lifted his middle finger to the side of his head away from the view of the chair umpire but not from stadium cameras, which showed the image on the stadium video screen.

While he was not issued a violation, the umpire only having seen the image on replay, Medvedev drew boos from the crowd the remainder of the night.

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