Tore a small smile from his opponent and the chair judge before the match began. Aleksandr Bublik threw a dig at Greek tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas during the draw for his first official match of the 2022 season: the rival, the Australian Aleksandar Vukic, gave a hint of a laugh; the person in charge of directing the meeting was unable to restrain himself.
The chair judge was obliged to point out to the two players who took to the court at the ATP 250 in Adelaide that the rule relating to the toilet break has changed, with rather clear limits imposed on all athletes.
The Kazakh’s comment was immediate: “Thanks Tsitsipas. Stef, thanks!” The match was then won by the 25-year-old host in two sets, with a score of 7-6, 6-2. Here is the video released by Eurosport.