Andy Murray "I lost RESPECT for Tsitsipas"

pj80

Hall of Fame
Nadal took countless MTOs early on in his career, not to mention his constant time wasting in between points AND coaching by Toni. Nobody bats an eye. But when Tsitsipas does those very same things minus the time wasting and obstruction-grunts, everybody loses their minds. Gotta love the hypocrisy.
Also Fed did the same AO 17 SF and F...and even admitted he wasn't injured he just left because he can
 

Backspin1183

G.O.A.T.
Nadal took countless MTOs early on in his career, not to mention his constant time wasting in between points AND coaching by Toni. Nobody bats an eye. But when Tsitsipas does those very same things minus the time wasting and obstruction-grunts, everybody loses their minds. Gotta love the hypocrisy.
Here comes Stefanos Tsittypas fans defending his bathroom breaks because someone many years ago took MTOs and retired from matches due to injuries.
 

DJTaurus

Hall of Fame
Tsitsipas on the long 7 minute break only took a pair of clothes with him. Go watch the replay. No bags, no cellphone nothing. Now let’s get back to moan like crybabies please :cool:
 

Spencer Gore

Hall of Fame
Who can forget Federer openly admitting to deliberate gamesmanship way back in 2010 at the AO Open after being destroyed in the first set against Davydenko.

"When the sun comes from the side, the ball seems half the size and is just hard to hit. I never take toilet breaks, but I thought 'Why not?'

I just hoped that with every minute it took, the sun would move another centimeter."

It's time to call the tactics employed that day by Federer, and last night by Tsitsipas what it is: cheating.
 

pj80

Hall of Fame
Who can forget Federer openly admitting to deliberate gamesmanship way back in 2010 at the AO Open after being destroyed in the first set against Davydenko.

"When the sun comes from the side, the ball seems half the size and is just hard to hit. I never take toilet breaks, but I thought 'Why not?'

I just hoped that with every minute it took, the sun would move another centimeter."

It's time to call the tactics employed that day by Federer, and last night by Tsitsipas what it is: cheating.
who can forget you ask? Fedfans can...easily
 
Who can forget Federer openly admitting to deliberate gamesmanship way back in 2010 at the AO Open after being destroyed in the first set against Davydenko.

"When the sun comes from the side, the ball seems half the size and is just hard to hit. I never take toilet breaks, but I thought 'Why not?'

I just hoped that with every minute it took, the sun would move another centimeter."

It's time to call the tactics employed that day by Federer, and last night by Tsitsipas what it is: cheating.
Yeah he took couple of those bathroom breaks in the 2017 AO as well, most memorable from the Wawrinka match. But I don't remember anyone accused him of being a cheater. ;)
 

tex123

Professional
Who can forget Federer openly admitting to deliberate gamesmanship way back in 2010 at the AO Open after being destroyed in the first set against Davydenko.

"When the sun comes from the side, the ball seems half the size and is just hard to hit. I never take toilet breaks, but I thought 'Why not?'

I just hoped that with every minute it took, the sun would move another centimeter."

It's time to call the tactics employed that day by Federer, and last night by Tsitsipas what it is: cheating.
Did he break the rule? No. So, no cheating? Don't like it? Change the rule.
 

Krish0608

Legend
Lol at people comparing Tsitsipas gamesmanship with Djokodal
It is exactly the same thing Nadal used to constantly do in his early years. MTOs, time delays, coaching etc. The only difference is that Nadal was already winning slams so people just shut up about it sooner or later. Success changes perception. And lol @ the triggered VB bros. If you guys are so triggered about this, maybe you should cut Tsitsipas some slack and stop being such hypocrites. :-D . I don't think Rafa "cheated" ever, but he's had more than his fair share of gamesmanship, esp early on his career not very different from what Tsitsipas is doing now.
Having said that, Tsitsipas definitely needs to read the room, rein in this behaviour and not resort to these tricks. But most of the folks out here calling him a cheater (which he clearly is not), will give their idol a pass when they do the same things.
 

junior74

G.O.A.T.
Who can forget Federer openly admitting to deliberate gamesmanship way back in 2010 at the AO Open after being destroyed in the first set against Davydenko.

"When the sun comes from the side, the ball seems half the size and is just hard to hit. I never take toilet breaks, but I thought 'Why not?'

I just hoped that with every minute it took, the sun would move another centimeter."

It's time to call the tactics employed that day by Federer, and last night by Tsitsipas what it is: cheating.
Don't forget Djokovic and Nadal while you're at it
 
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