Ice hockey star Subban trolled for telling fiancee Vonn to stop clapping Russian Medvedev at US Open
The New Jersey Devils defenseman and his ex-Olympic ski champ partner were among the stars in attendance at Flushing Meadows on Sunday as Russian youngster Medvedev took on Spanish legend Nadal.
Nadal eventually won a four-hour, five-set marathon to clinch his 19th Grand Slam title and put him just one off the all-time tally of Roger Federer.Also on rt.com US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal edges 5-set thriller against Daniil Medvedev to capture Grand Slam glory
But Medvedev also won widespread praise for pushing the Spaniard all the way in what was a maiden appearance in a Grand Slam final.
Despite high-profile run-ins with the New York crowd in previous rounds, the Russian even enjoyed a fair amount of polite support on Sunday – including from American Vonn.
Footage shared by Subban shows his 34-year-old fiancée clapping and cheering, apparently after Medvedev had just won a point.
The Canadian hockey star then leans over, pushing Vonn’s hands down in a gesture imploring her to stop.
“Some has to keep her in line,” Subban wrote, adding: “Congrats to both of these guys!”
The move did not go down well with some of the Twitterati, who warned Subban that actions such as that would not bode well for the pair’s upcoming marriage.
FYI PK, if you want a long and lasting marriage, NEVER tell your wife how to act😂...more so in public— AleGood (@AlexPert80) September 9, 2019
Let Lindsey clap for heaven's sake. Daniil deserved it.— Skopje Smog Alarm (@SkopjeSmogAlarm) September 9, 2019
Some even thought that the feminist police would be on the case because of the gesture.
Cue feminist outrage— CTM🇺🇸🦅 (@ctm800) September 9, 2019
Vonn herself later confirmed that she had been cheering on Medvedev because she likes "the underdog sometimes" – but also said she was a big fan of Nadal.
Subban, 30, and Vonn – who previously dated golf star Tiger Woods – announced their engagement on Instagram just over two weeks ago.
The loved-up pair piled on the displays of affection at Arthur Ashe Stadium as the action unfolded on the court.
Subban later tweeted his congratulations to both men’s finalists, telling 23-year-old Russian ace Medvedev that “your time is coming” and adding a ‘beast’ hashtag.
Thank you @chase & @kclemkau for hosting us. We look forward to the @usopen every year, the entertainment is out of this world! Congrats to @rafaelnadal 🏆 & to @medwed33 Your time is coming! #beast 🙏🏿 Thanks to @ralphlauren for the threads 🙏🏿🤵🏿 @lindseyvonn says I looked 🔥🤷🏿♂️😁 pic.twitter.com/lhWeWWoEIv— P.K. Subban (@PKSubban1) September 9, 2019