Stefanos Tsitsipas sadly he left the stage in the quarter-finals at the ‘European Open’ in Hamburg, where he was reassembled by Filip Krajinovic. After winning the first set convincingly enough, the Greek tennis player had to deal with a sudden drop that cost him second and third sets (in which he collected just four games).
The match was also characterized by the great nervousness of the Roland Garros finalist. Stefanos was given four warnings over the course of the challenge, as well as receiving a penalty for slowing down the game excessively.
At the end of the second set, Tsitsi remained in the bathroom for about ten minutes, then uttering a series of nasty comments that testified to all his frustration with the progress of the match. At the press conference, Krajinovic seemed very annoyed by the behavior of his opponent.
The Serbian, who scored his third career win against a Top 10, remarked on the young Greek’s misconduct hoping to receive an apology in the future.
Bad behavior of Tsitsipas in Hamburg
“I often heard him talk during points, which is not correct.
I hope that one day he will apologize for the behavior he had today (yesterday, ed). I don’t know why he had such an attitude, you should ask him ”- Filip ruled. Krajinovic went into even more detail: “I always thought Stefanos Tsitsipas was a good guy and a player with great fair play, but today he behaved really weird.
You all saw what he did. He went to the bathroom for ten minutes after missing the second set. Fortunately I was able to stay calm and never lost focus. I was good at continuing to play my game.
I don’t want to exaggerate my comments, but I must admit that I didn’t expect such things from him ”. The 22-year-old from Athens will now travel to Tokyo to compete in the Olympics. In another spirit, we hope.