WATCH: “Time to cut the umbilical cord” Stefanos Tsitsipas fires a ball toward his box in frustration after hearing his mother’s ‘constant’ bickering


WATCH: “Time to cut the umbilical cord” Stefanos Tsitsipas fires a ball toward his box in frustration after hearing his mother’s ‘constant’ bickering

Stefanos Tsitsipas

During his last group stage match at the 2022 ATP Finals, Stefanos Tsitsipas expressed his frustration with his box and fired a ball at them indicating them to stop talking. Tsitsipas faced Andrey Rublev in a virtual quarterfinal contest which he lost in three sets 6-3,3-6,2-6 and crashed out of the tournament. He finished the tournament with two losses and a win against Daniil Medvedev.

The 2019 champion played a very solid first set and looked in total control of the match but things changed drastically in the second set. He lost his momentum courtesy of Rublev’s brilliance but couldn’t do anything to counter it. He was very frustrated in the majority of the second and third sets and his box was adding fuel to the fire.

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Tsitsipas’ father, who is also his coach was in his box along with his mother. Due to the on-court coaching rule, his box was very active throughout the last two sets given that Stef wasn’t playing well. It got to a point where Stef was being coached after almost every point and when his mother yelled “Don’t be lazy! Don’t be lazy!”, it got into his head.

He smashed the ball in fury toward his box, showing them to let him focus and play. He wanted the constant bickering gone as he wanted to continue the rest of his match in peace.

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Tennis Twitter urges Stefanos Tsitsipas to cut ties with his family during matches

Stefanos Tsitsipas

Stefanos Tsitsipas

Tennis fans were outraged by this childish behavior from Tsitsipas’ family. They argued that Tsitsipas doesn’t need to be told what to do after every point and also urged him to let go of his family in tennis matters.

Stefanos Tsitsipas ended the year as the most successful male player of the season in terms of number of matches won.

Also Read: WATCH: A tired Novak Djokovic shakes and trembles during the draining encounter against Daniil Medvedev at the ATP Finals 2022

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