Daniil Medvedev accidentally hit a fan in the stands in Vienna. But he was not defaulted from the match for his actions. The official response drew the ire of many fans who felt that Medvedev got off easy.
In his match against Arthur Fils, when Medvedev was leading 5-1, an ace from Fils hit the sponsor board and bounced back to Medvedev. He tried to deflect the ball reflexively and accidentally hit an old lady in the stands in her face. Medvedev immediately apologized to the lady
Social media was quick to point out the double standards – Novak Djokovic was defaulted from the US Open for accidentally hitting a line umpire but Medvedev continued on with the match.
Replays show that Daniil Medvedev was protecting himself from hitting the face and in his reflexive response accidentally hit the fan. But we can be sure that Medvedev did not hit the ball in frustration as he was comfortably ahead in the match.