Novak again showed his not PR side and stood up with Tsitsipas on his toilet breaks...

Omega_7000

Legend
You didn't watch interview, didn't you? He wasn't asked, but he said...
I remember....it was brought up as a joke....no drama no toilet breaks....or something to that effect so obviously he has to comment on it and he cannot criticize someone for something he does himself. Tsitsipas's coach said he learned it from Djokovic too....Not too difficult to connect dots now is it.
 

Ducky Lucky

New User
Novak's speech surprised me in many ways. Not only did he defend Tsit's psychological tactics (which may be an unethical abuse of the spirit of the rules) but he also seemed to defend Zev and dismiss the abuse allegations made against him.
He did nothing of the sort and aren't people innocent until proven guilty?
 

Visionary

Professional
Novak wasn't asked about Tsi at all... ;)
What do you mean by that? You quoted my posts with a message that interviewers are dull and unprepared for postmatch questions. I don't think I have brought up Tsitsi. But, yes, Novak has for assuming the reporter, with the toilet break question, took a swing at Stephanos when interviewing Novak. For that, Djoker was gracious and intelligent unlike this inadvertently confrontational reporter.

Post match speeches are getting boring and journalists dull. The reporter in case who gave Novak the toilet break question was clearly unprepared for the interview as well as dumb. He appeared to have little idea what to ask and when he came up with that question, the reporter was unaware that Novak did take a bathroom break after one of the sets with Zverev. Novak was quick to correct the incompetent reporter that he did take a toilet break during the match while the man with mic blushed. Trully embarrassing moment for the media outlet for even asking the question. There's so much those people could ask after the match but clueless they are. I'd say that every interviewer should understand tennis if not play it at least so that the questions would make more sense and be on the topic of the match that had just been played. I hate to say that but I am beginning to think that Osaka was onto something with her attacks on the media.
 
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DRII

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This is ****ing ********. Putting Federer in the same category of NADAL in this category is absurd and dishonest. You're wrong, and if you want I could to bring a list showing those occasions.
Of course the most august bot would post something like this.
 
I see you...

And you're still not mentioning any distinction!

Stay mad you got called out.
I don't need to make any distinction because my post had nothing to do with anything that would require making a distinction. It's not my fault your reading comprehension kind of sucks.
 
He did nothing of the sort and aren't people innocent until proven guilty?
He absolutely did do something of the sort. He went on and on about how great of a person Zev is both on and off the court. Innocent until proven guilty is a legal standard (and a commonly misunderstood one at that), not a factual one. Many people who have in fact committed a crime have not been found guilty in a court of law. That doesn't mean they didn't commit the crime. Or are you saying that courts determine reality and can actually change reality?
 

Bubcay

Hall of Fame
Post match speeches are getting boring and journalists dull. The reporter in case who gave Novak the toilet break question was clearly unprepared for the interview as well as dumb. He appeared to have little idea what to ask and when he came up with that question, the reporter was unaware that Novak did take a bathroom break after one of the sets with Zverev. Novak was quick to correct the incompetent reporter that he did take a toilet break during the match while the man with mic blushed. Trully embarrassing moment for the media outlet for even asking the question. There's so much those people could ask after the match but clueless they are. I'd say that every interviewer should understand tennis if not play it at least so that the questions would make more sense and be on the topic of the match that had just been played. I hate to say that but I am beginning to think that Osaka was onto something with her attacks on the media.
The 'reporter' was Patrick McEnroe, so yes, he did play tennis (lol). Agree with you that the question was stupid though.
 

Visionary

Professional
The 'reporter' was Patrick McEnroe, so yes, he did play tennis (lol). Agree with you that the question was stupid though.
My bad. I should've known Patrick and looked closer who he was but I missed it. I shouldn't've assumed/put notion forward the guy did not understand tennis based on his dull questions. I am just frustrated with the interviewers post match questions that lack connections to the big moments of the matches. There were some huge moments in Novak vs Sasha match that the guy (Patrick) with mic completely missed (asking about). Shouldn't inquiring about the winners' feelings/perspectives about the crucial matches moments be the part of postmatches interviers questions? Most of reporters often miss on significant periods of pro players matches so much and so we, the ones who want to learn, fail to see what to get out of the greatest players brief periods on their baselines or inside their court battles. So sad when the great Patrick McEnroe has little clue on what to ask one of the greatest tennis players of all times (choosing toilet breaks instead).
 

Fedinkum

Legend
I believe that part of the reason the toilet breaks are longer with Tsitsipas is not the Tsitsipee or the Tsitsipoop. Any of us who have watched him knows that he sweats so much he literally looks like he has been thrown into a pool. Have any of you ever tried to change clothes when you are that wet? First of all it’s not easy to shed that kit, towel off to get dry enough and then get another kit on that’s sticking to you. I know this because I run and play tennis (at a low level) in summer in oklahoma and sweat a whole lot. Frequently go to get something to eat with friends after tennis and I struggle with this. I have been somewhat down on Tsitsi over this and I do think much of it is gamesmanship but I’m not on the side of those who insist he is cheating. Sascha of all people should know the power of people’s words and unfounded allegations that have not been proven.
I can get out of a wet suit in less than 2mins with sands all over my hands and feet. The greek is a grown up boy, i am sure he can manage to take off his shirt without the help of toilet paper.
 

roysid

Hall of Fame
Who took toilet break in the semi final. Patrick McEnroe saud nobody took breaks then novak corrected and said there was a toilet break.

Novak took two famous toilet breaks in french open. one against museti and one against tipsy. Both after losing first two sets and after break came out playing perfect tennis.

He also took breaks in olympics, other matches after 2 sets.
 

roysid

Hall of Fame
The 'reporter' was Patrick McEnroe, so yes, he did play tennis (lol). Agree with you that the question was stupid though.
Yeah he stated "no histrinics..no toilet breaks". Then novak corrected one toilet break. Then he responsed. 1 min and 30 second
 

beard

Legend
What do you mean by that? You quoted my posts with a message that interviewers are dull and unprepared for postmatch questions. I don't think I have brought up Tsitsi. But, yes, Novak has for assuming the reporter, with the toilet break question, took a swing at Stephanos when interviewing Novak. For that, Djoker was gracious and intelligent unlike this inadvertently confrontational reporter.
As I said, there weren't toilet break question... ;)
That's all I'm telling you...
 

Ducky Lucky

New User
He absolutely did do something of the sort. He went on and on about how great of a person Zev is both on and off the court. Innocent until proven guilty is a legal standard (and a commonly misunderstood one at that), not a factual one. Many people who have in fact committed a crime have not been found guilty in a court of law. That doesn't mean they didn't commit the crime. Or are you saying that courts determine reality and can actually change reality?
Where did I say courts determine reality? All Novak did was speak to his experience of the guy who seems to be a friend.
 

DRII

G.O.A.T.
I don't need to make any distinction because my post had nothing to do with anything that would require making a distinction. It's not my fault your reading comprehension kind of sucks.
Oh, I guess you need to be required to be decent.

Perhaps it takes character to judge character.
 

Lleytonstation

G.O.A.T.
In his post match speech Novak stood up with Tsitsipas and said he is not doing nothing wrong, and that media were harsh on him with no reasons... He said that Tsitsipas was inside the rules which are not clear enough...


Novak showed that he is real players leader in a way he really doesn't care about PR s.h.i.t and he sais what ever he thinks...
Embarrassing to stand up for him. Plus not a surprise since they both do it.
 
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