Tsitsipas’ brother Petros and controversy about wildcards...

McLovin

Legend
He loves playing or money and easy atp points ? it's not fair toward other players.
Money? Easy ATP points? He was given a Wild Card into the Qualifying of a Challenger tournament. Pretty certain there are minimal points and money to be had even if he wins his 1st round of qualifying.

Looking at other Challenger tournaments, wining the 1st round of qualifying gets you a whopping 2 ATP points and...~ $200. Doubt that will even pay for his hotel room and food.

I can see people complaining about wild cards into actual tour-level events (like when he plays doubles w/ his brother at Wimbledon or Monte Carlo), but a wild card at a Challenger, when he's been slogging it out at the ITF level for a couple of years...meh...I'll give them a pass.
 

Frenchy-Player

Professional
True. He doesn't deserve it either. Last time I checked he lost 6-0, 6-1 in the R1 of Marseille or something.
Yes :

Petros Tsitsipas, 20, entered the Marseille draw after being granted a wildcard. He lasted 45 minutes and 36 seconds in being dismantled 6-0, 6-2 by the world No 52, Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. A measure of the 918 ranking places between them: Davidovich Fokina is one of the worst servers on the tour, ranked 102 out of 103 for service games won over the past year; Tsitsipas won just three return points in the entire match.

And "justification"

The sight of the younger Tsitsipas ushered to the top of the sport with little indication that his ability warranted it generated so much criticism that his protective brother described the discussions as “unfair”. The tournament director, Jean-François Caujolle, later explained that he had offered the spot in his draw as “thanks” to the Tsitsipas family for their support of the tournament: “You should know that Stefanos’s guarantee is half of what he could have claimed elsewhere,” he said.

 

Frenchy-Player

Professional
Money? Easy ATP points? He was given a Wild Card into the Qualifying of a Challenger tournament. Pretty certain there are minimal points and money to be had even if he wins his 1st round of qualifying.

Looking at other Challenger tournaments, wining the 1st round of qualifying gets you a whopping 2 ATP points and...~ $200. Doubt that will even pay for his hotel room and food.

I can see people complaining about wild cards into actual tour-level events (like when he plays doubles w/ his brother at Wimbledon or Monte Carlo), but a wild card at a Challenger, when he's been slogging it out at the ITF level for a couple of years...meh...I'll give them a pass.
So it's different, this guy is the Florence Jenkis of tennis.
 

Jonesy

Hall of Fame
You really have to wonder if Tsitsipas parents were Sampras fans or Petros is just a common name in Greece or perhaps both.
 

jmnk

Hall of Fame
Yes :

Petros Tsitsipas, 20, entered the Marseille draw after being granted a wildcard. He lasted 45 minutes and 36 seconds in being dismantled 6-0, 6-2 by the world No 52, Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. A measure of the 918 ranking places between them: Davidovich Fokina is one of the worst servers on the tour, ranked 102 out of 103 for service games won over the past year; Tsitsipas won just three return points in the entire match.
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...... while an average TTW poster would easily neutralize any serve since, you know, 'it is easy to just block back a fast serve', and went immediately on offence.
 
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