"I hope Stefanos Tsitsipas will apologize one day for his behavior" - Filip Krajinovic after Hamburg QF win

pj80

Hall of Fame
"During the points, he was just talking, it's not pleasant at all," Krajinovic said. "I hope he will apologize one day for his behavior on court today. I don't know why he acted this way."
"I always had in mind that Stefanos was a good guy and a player characterized by fair play, but the way he acted today was very strange," the Serb said. "We all saw what he did. He used the bathroom for 10 minutes after losing 6–1 in the second set."
"Luckily I stayed calm and didn't lose my focus," Krajinovic added. "I was able to play my game. I don't want to overdo it either, especially not expecting behavior like this from him."

"I hope Stefanos Tsitsipas will apologize one day for his behavior" - Filip Krajinovic after Hamburg QF win (sportskeeda.com)
 

King No1e

G.O.A.T.
Tsitsipas isn't an in-your-face jerk in the same way as some others of this generation like Zverev and Medvedev, but things like this really show what kind of player he is. Not the first time I've seen gamesmanship tactics like this.

I wanna like the guy, but he's making it harder.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Tsits is a cereal abuser and it’s not bran to let his waste escape.

Tsits is a serial abuser of the rules and decorum on the court…racquet tapping while receiving, flunking shoelace tying 101, paternal abuse, coaching abuse, now this latest caper to annoy Krajinovic.

Tsits needs to visit a real philosopher for mental health counseling…on a serial basis.
 

Terenigma

G.O.A.T.
Anyone and i do mean ANYONE shocked by this hasn't watched Tsitsipas during matches. He's like this all the time, the guy doesn't care about other people and is rude and dismissive to staff and players alike and soon someone is going to need to polish his stomach or he won't be able to see. What worries me tho is the "I always had in mind that Stefanos was a good guy and a player characterized by fair play" comment he made. Where do players (and fans of tennis like on this forum) get that idea? There is so many EGs of him being a nasty peice of work, it's the same with Kyrgios yet people seem blind to it. I don't get it.

Also slightly off topic but the tennis association really needs to address this "going off court" rule. Too many players are taking advantage of it, it needs to be looked at and possibly changed because it's starting to take the mick.
 

yokied

Hall of Fame
I think there is a good case for increasing time between sets. 10mins seems reasonable to cover all of it, toilet included. MTOs extra.
 

BeatlesFan

Bionic Poster
The tennis association really needs to address this "going off court" rule. Too many players are taking advantage of it, it needs to be looked at and possibly changed.
So true. I recently re-watched the 1980 and 1981 Wimbledon finals between Mac and Borg. Both long five-setters. Neither left the court at all to go for any reason. In those days, nobody left the court to go to the toilet. It just never happened. Some of that was because the importance of hydrating wasn't especially stressed. But it's totally bogus for players like Raonic and ********** to leave the court for 10 minutes to change their clothes. This should never be allowed unless there's extraordinary humid or hot weather, like the Fed-Millman sweatfest at the USO a couple years ago.

Real men like Rafa change their clothes during changeovers and don't take 10 freakin' minutes to do it!

 

DRII

G.O.A.T.
Tsitsipas isn't an in-your-face jerk in the same way as some others of this generation like Zverev and Medvedev, but things like this really show what kind of player he is. Not the first time I've seen gamesmanship tactics like this.

I wanna like the guy, but he's making it harder.
I'm sure he's devastated, he lacks your affinity :rolleyes:
 

Jokervich

Hall of Fame
Anyone and i do mean ANYONE shocked by this hasn't watched Tsitsipas during matches. He's like this all the time, the guy doesn't care about other people and is rude and dismissive to staff and players alike and soon someone is going to need to polish his stomach or he won't be able to see. What worries me tho is the "I always had in mind that Stefanos was a good guy and a player characterized by fair play" comment he made. Where do players (and fans of tennis like on this forum) get that idea? There is so many EGs of him being a nasty peice of work, it's the same with Kyrgios yet people seem blind to it. I don't get it.

Also slightly off topic but the tennis association really needs to address this "going off court" rule. Too many players are taking advantage of it, it needs to be looked at and possibly changed because it's starting to take the mick.
Wow the more I find out about this kid, the more I dislike him. Easily the most dislikeable of the young generation.
 

Kralingen

Hall of Fame
What worries me tho is the "I always had in mind that Stefanos was a good guy and a player characterized by fair play" comment he made. Where do players (and fans of tennis like on this forum) get that idea? There is so many EGs of him being a nasty peice of work, it's the same with Kyrgios yet people seem blind to it. I don't get it.
Well I don’t think Filip is going to come out and say “yeah, just confirmed my thoughts, guy is a wanker” - pros very very rarely bad mouth their fellow pros unless it is something relevant to that match. It’s why Medvedev hasn’t said anything further about Stefanos, even if he may still think it.

The other reason is, Krajinovic likely thinks of him as still a kid and probably gives him the benefit of the doubt - we were all young once - which is unfortunately raveling very quickly. Tsitsi will be 23 next month. He’s already a Slam finalist. He’s been on the tour for nearly 4 years. He absolutely HAS to know better, and he doesn’t care in the slightest. Him hitting his dad with a racket then sitting down like nothing happened was the final straw of who he really is. Break a racket sure but not apologizing to your own father after physically hurting him? It shows their dynamic and also his internal dynamic as well when under adversity.

I also want to add Mouratoglou is not the guy you want if you’re trying to teach manners. Serena and his actions in the 2018 US Open will always stick in my mind when I think of him. You can tell the guy either coaches gamesmanship intentionally or at least believes it’s completely acceptable.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
So true. I recently re-watched the 1980 and 1981 Wimbledon finals between Mac and Borg. Both long five-setters. Neither left the court at all to go for any reason. In those days, nobody left the court to go to the toilet. It just never happened. Some of that was because the importance of hydrating wasn't especially stressed. But it's totally bogus for players like Raonic and ********** to leave the court for 10 minutes to change their clothes. This should never be allowed unless there's extraordinary humid or hot weather, like the Fed-Millman sweatfest at the USO a couple years ago.

Real men like Rafa change their clothes during changeovers and don't take 10 freakin' minutes to do it!

Your video is of Rafa having to adjust his shorts on court that he had put on backwards in the locker room just before this incident. Bernardes wouldn’t let him revisit the locker room to change a second time and that was the straw that broke Nadal’s sensitive back concerning Carlos.
 

vernonbc

Legend
Your video is of Rafa having to adjust his shorts on court that he had put on backwards in the locker room just before this incident. Bernardes wouldn’t let him revisit the locker room to change a second time and that was the straw that broke Nadal’s sensitive back concerning Carlos.
It was 3:00 a.m. in the morning and still 100% humidity and there were still 1,000 people in the stands just to see Rafa. He wasn't asking to go to the locker room, he was asking to go just behind the stands in a dark corridor. It was Bernardos falling out of his chair with laughter at Rafa that was the straw that broke his back. Such a lack of respect for one of the all time greats was disgraceful and Bernardos deserved the blowback he got from the ATP.
 

Djokodal Fan

Hall of Fame
City bus showing his true colors more and more as he starts to go high up. But it doesn't look good on him. Dude needs to calm down and focus on winning
 

Europa1

Rookie
Anyone and i do mean ANYONE shocked by this hasn't watched Tsitsipas during matches. He's like this all the time, the guy doesn't care about other people and is rude and dismissive to staff and players alike and soon someone is going to need to polish his stomach or he won't be able to see. What worries me tho is the "I always had in mind that Stefanos was a good guy and a player characterized by fair play" comment he made. Where do players (and fans of tennis like on this forum) get that idea? There is so many EGs of him being a nasty peice of work, it's the same with Kyrgios yet people seem blind to it. I don't get it.

Also slightly off topic but the tennis association really needs to address this "going off court" rule. Too many players are taking advantage of it, it needs to be looked at and possibly changed because it's starting to take the mick.
Why start going by the rules now?
 

Checkmate

Hall of Fame
Tsits is a cereal abuser and it’s not bran to let his waste escape.

Tsits is a serial abuser of the rules and decorum on the court…racquet tapping while receiving, flunking shoelace tying 101, paternal abuse, coaching abuse, now this latest caper to annoy Krajinovic.

Tsits needs to visit a real philosopher for mental health counseling…on a serial basis.
Poast of the dae, Sir
 

canta_Brian

Professional
Serbian player criticises a player for going off court after losing a set. It would appear that Serbian players don’t practice together much.
 

Enceladus

Legend
The sentence about fair play of Tsitsipas describes that the professional tennis players themselves don't have a good enough overview of which of their opponents has good sportsmanship and which doesn't. According this look results of Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award in the last 15 years. They don't testify of sportsmanship, but of popularity.
 

steenkash

Hall of Fame
So true. I recently re-watched the 1980 and 1981 Wimbledon finals between Mac and Borg. Both long five-setters. Neither left the court at all to go for any reason. In those days, nobody left the court to go to the toilet. It just never happened. Some of that was because the importance of hydrating wasn't especially stressed. But it's totally bogus for players like Raonic and ********** to leave the court for 10 minutes to change their clothes. This should never be allowed unless there's extraordinary humid or hot weather, like the Fed-Millman sweatfest at the USO a couple years ago.

Real men like Rafa change their clothes during changeovers and don't take 10 freakin' minutes to do it!

Can you imagine if people were whistling etc during a WTA changeover
 

thrust

Hall of Fame
Anyone and i do mean ANYONE shocked by this hasn't watched Tsitsipas during matches. He's like this all the time, the guy doesn't care about other people and is rude and dismissive to staff and players alike and soon someone is going to need to polish his stomach or he won't be able to see. What worries me tho is the "I always had in mind that Stefanos was a good guy and a player characterized by fair play" comment he made. Where do players (and fans of tennis like on this forum) get that idea? There is so many EGs of him being a nasty peice of work, it's the same with Kyrgios yet people seem blind to it. I don't get it.

Also slightly off topic but the tennis association really needs to address this "going off court" rule. Too many players are taking advantage of it, it needs to be looked at and possibly changed because it's starting to take the mick.
EXCELLENT POST, ON BOTH TSISTSIPAS AND BATHROOM BREAKS, THAT SHOULD BE BANNED.
 

Jokervich

Hall of Fame
Can you imagine if people were whistling etc during a WTA changeover
Women don't care about double standards that benefit them sadly. Athough to be fair, I've never seen a woman change her clothes on court. It's always the men who take off their top or shorts.
 

Adman

Rookie
Tsitsi, Zverev, Med, all of them classless. Shapo and Rublev feel much more like the class of this generation.
 

Visionary

Professional
I think that this is a thread of opinions, so I will put mine here.
I think there is a good case for increasing time between sets. 10mins seems reasonable to cover all of it, toilet included. MTOs extra.
So do I. One with a true stomach issue for varieties of reasons out of the player's control should get the time on the stinky throne. We don't want to see a "****ty tennis", do we? However, players get their time for varieties of injuries' treatments as they can call the docs over. I wonder if that is, or can be, the 10 minutes.
So true. I recently re-watched the 1980 and 1981 Wimbledon finals between Mac and Borg. Both long five-setters. Neither left the court at all to go for any reason. In those days, nobody left the court to go to the toilet. It just never happened. Some of that was because the importance of hydrating wasn't especially stressed. But it's totally bogus for players like Raonic and ********** to leave the court for 10 minutes to change their clothes. This should never be allowed unless there's extraordinary humid or hot weather, like the Fed-Millman sweatfest at the USO a couple years ago.

Real men like Rafa change their clothes during changeovers and don't take 10 freakin' minutes to do it!

Interesting point. I don't have all the stats from that era but find it hard to believe players did not go to toilets. 3-4 hrs on the court is a helluva time if one's got a sh*t up his/her arse. Now, I don't think hydrating was not stressed then but I believe the choices of drinks/foods, I mean the overall nutrition, were slightly different to the ones of today. The current athletes are often obsessed all sorts of elemets to their diet in order to get that competitive edge and what is available to them today may not have been then. Traveled, jetlagged and overloaded on carbs, protein or vitamins (especially C) may put one in a compromising situation. The current levels of toxicity in our foods/drinks does not make it any better for those athletes too. How many natural choices do you have today vs 70s-80s?

The bottom line here is whether players are to get their bathroom breaks and/or whether they are abusing them. More on, has Tsitsi took advantage of the situation and attempted to throw his opponent off or was it just an act of unsportsmanlike behavior. My humble view is that tennis players ought to be given a degree of liniency when it comes to an honest toilet time request but no mercy when overly talking during their match on the court. So, I think that Krajinovic has a point but he should've taken it up with the officials more than the internet. Seems as if he wasn't heard on the professional level which is why he may have taken his grievances to the social media.
 

Rosstour

Legend
Tsitsipas isn't an in-your-face jerk in the same way as some others of this generation like Zverev and Medvedev, but things like this really show what kind of player he is. Not the first time I've seen gamesmanship tactics like this.

I wanna like the guy, but he's making it harder.
I said this in another thread but Tsits actually seems to be the much more conceited player than Zverev and I don't like admitting that because I like his game a lot better. Zverev also isn't a d1ck to other players. His negativity is pretty much all directed inward.
 
I said this in another thread but Tsits actually seems to be the much more conceited player than Zverev and I don't like admitting that because I like his game a lot better. Zverev also isn't a d1ck to other players. His negativity is pretty much all directed inward.
This is well put

Zverev's arrogance is mostly on display and centred only around himself,don't think he has disrespected his opponents openly on court. Medvedev too directs his misbehavior at himself and his team.

Stefanos regularly directly or indirectly keeps disrespecting his opponents.
 

Rosstour

Legend
This is well put

Zverev's arrogance is mostly on display and centred only around himself,don't think he has disrespected his opponents openly on court. Medvedev too directs his misbehavior at himself and his team.

Stefanos regularly directly or indirectly keeps disrespecting his opponents.
Yes--and Zverev's highly visible insecurity humanizes him somewhat. Especially to someone like me who has lost tons of matches to worse opponents by choking.
 
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