ATP 6th ranked Alexander Zverev has expressed disappointment in the behaviour of many of the younger tennis players who have been featured in this year’s edition of the US Open.
There have already been a number of incidents this year. These include Daniil Medvedev urging the crowd to boo him, Stefanos Tsitsipas calling the umpire a ‘weirdo’ during a disagreement, and the already infamous Nick Kyrgios claiming that the ATP was corrupt in reference to what he called “double standards” in their officiating.
Zverev expanded on his view, stating that ” There’s a lot of young guys that do things on the tennis court that maybe is not the best thing to do. I don’t want the next generation to be known for that.
I think a lot of the times Tsitsipas… with changing his shoes 15 times in a tournament, going to the bathroom, during a set,”.
Zverev, continued to elaborate on his point, explaining: “Let your tennis racquet talk for you kind of. You don’t need to do things to distract the opponent, try to win that way. Medvedev obviously a little bit now. But he’s winning. He’s in the quarterfinals. He’s playing Stan. It all doesn’t matter if you’re winning.”