London — Seven Occasionally , Major Champion Mats Wilander said he had never seen anything like a flammable atmosphere during the clash between Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas at Wimbledon, making the referee more strict about player cheating. I called.
Australian Maverick Kyrgios knocked out the fourth-seeded Greek Tsitsipas on Saturday at the temperamental but high-quality Third Round Court One Slug Fest.
Kyrgios was warned of an oath and continued to talk to the referee, but Tsitsipas became restless and frustrated by the crowd, hitting the ball and approaching the default before his opponent. I tried to hit with a smash.
"Is it interesting? Yes. Do you respect it? No," Wilander told Eurosport. "Is tennis sometimes great? It's incredible because both players are very good players. And Kyrgios is very talented.
" I've seen something like that No. To be honest, I don't want to see anything like that, because I don't think this is what we want to advertise in tennis. I don't want to advertise it as entertainment.
"We want to promote it as exciting and educational, but this is probably what people want to see. To be honest, I don't know if I'm a big fan.
In April, the male governing body ATP warned players in an internal memo. Authorities have been instructed to take a stricter stance on illegal activities in court, and the code of conduct for such violations will be reviewed.
27-year-old Kirios received multiple heavy fines this year and in the past, fined $ 10,000 for spitting in the direction of a nervous audience in the meantime. Fined a match against British wildcard Paul Jubu.
Tsitsipas labeled Kyrgios as a "bully" with an "evil side" in his character, Australians called the claim "soft" and Greeks "serious". There is a problem. "
Wilander has agreed with former French Open runner-up Alex Corretha.
"Chair referees need to be stricter," Corretcha said. "We need to pay respect between players and between chair umpires.
" The referee needs to say, "I'm my boss and you can't just do what you like." there is. We love games. We love entertainment, but we also need to respect the conditions a bit. (Report by Sudipto Ganguly, edited by Ed Osmond)