You Probably Missed The Greatest Meltdown Of Wimbledon 2017 So Far

Come on, Dan, that's a cheap shot

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Sporting success can be such a cruel and fleeting mistress.

Just ask Daniil Medvedev – one day you're routinely dismantling the world number three on Centre Court, the next you've lost your mind and you're throwing coppers at the umpire because you think there's a grand conspiracy against you.

Two days after a nerveless win over Stanislas Wawrinka, the 21-year-old Russian lost his mind and his money after falling to a five set defeat against Belgium's Ruben Bemelmans in the second round Wimbledon. He proceeded to toss change at the umpire over what he claimed were a series of unfair calls.

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What are you doing, Dan!?

After going down 5-2 in the final set, Medvedev grew frustrated with the umpire, Camilla Alves' calls and demanded that she be replaced. This request was, unsurprisingly, denied. After losing 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, the world No. 49 opened his wallet and began flipping coins at the umpire's chair as if to suggest that she was biased.

Medvedev denied the coins being anything to do with a suggestion of bias, saying that such a claim "would be really stupid."

"It was stupid, but it was not like this. It was just that I was packing my things and I saw my wallet. In the heat of the moment I did a stupid thing. I was ready to leave the court, but that's what happened. I don't even remember what the coins were."

You know how it goes, you're packing your things and you see you your wallet and the next thing you know your money's all over the ground. Simple.

Ironically the Russian will likely be given a hefty fine for his ignominious display of post-match frustration.

It was a cheap shot, to be fair.