STEFANOS TSITSIPAS defeated Fabio Fognini 2:6, 6:3, 6:4 and entered the eighth ultimate of Indian Wells.
On the finish of the sport, No. 25 seed Fognini complained to the referee that Sisipas had accepted his father’s directions within the stands. “It is two-to-one,” Fognini mentioned, however the choose replied that he felt that what Sisipas had obtained was not directions, however data of help.
Tennis gamers have criticized Sisipas for related issues all 12 months spherical. The world’s third-ranked tennis participant usually goes to the bathroom when he loses, which annoys his opponent probably the most.
“It isn’t a lot a matter of leaving the court docket as it’s a matter of time. I talked to the staff earlier than the sport and I anticipated it. If issues do not go the way in which he does, I am able to let him do it. However I Cannot have an effect on the impact it has on my physique… He has been taking breaks, medical timeouts, after which altering the racket at 0:30 within the fourth set. This can be a coincidence, however I do not imagine that the racket works for him. I Very upset as a result of it affected the result of the sport. I’m not saying that I’ll win, nevertheless it has an affect. I like him very a lot, he is a wonderful participant, however I’ve no persistence for such issues, I not respect He is gone,” Andy Murray mentioned on the U.S. Open lately. The German Alexander Zverev accused the Greek tennis participant of sending messages from the bathroom to the coach and his father and asking for ideas for adjustments within the sport.