Offbeat Tennis - ATP: The painting by San Diego
ATP to reduce or eliminate long bathroom breaks, medical timeouts?
Stefanos Tsitsipas became one of the villains of this summer's U.S. Open tournament when he took a bathroom break that lasted nearly eight minutes during a back-and-forth match versus Andy Murray.It appears the ATP Tour was listening.
Discover the paintings of San Diego and Sofia, which will be the two tournaments on the program of the week on the ATP circuit.
Coronavirus pandemic requires Indian Wells Masters 1000 was shifted from March to October this year. And so that players can prepare the best way this great Californian meeting, ATP has decided to organize a tournament in San Diego, 200 kilometers further south, with the same play conditions or almost. Some players playing the wash Cup this weekend in Boston will be present, like Andrey Rubev, Casper Ruud, Felix Auger-Aliasime and Denis Shapovalov, who will be the first four heads. No French did travel on the west coast.
ATP may revise rules to assure players don't take long bathroom breaks during matches
Stefanos Tsitsipas had a notoriously long bathroom break during the US Open earlier in SeptemberThe situation reached a breaking point during the US Open earlier this month when Tsitsipas was accused of taking a lengthy trip to the bathroom by Andy Murray during their match. Murray was agitated after Tsitsipas was absent from the court for an estimated eight minutes. The English tennis player claimed that the disruption altered the outcome of the match.
San Diego (USA, ATP 250, Hard Exterior, 564 627 €)
Rubev (Rus, N ° 1) - Bye
Fognini (ITA) - Nakashima (USA, WC)
Harris (AFS) - Q
Q - Schwartzman (ARG, N ° 6)
Shapovalov (CAN, N ° 4) - Bye
Video: Noursoultan - Pair released by Gerasimov (Dailymotion)
q - Fritz (USA)
SONEGO (ITA) - Norrie (GBR)
Kwon (CDS) - Evans (GBR, N ° 8)
Hurkacz (Pol, N ° 5) - Q
KaratSev (Rus) - Delbonis (Arg)
Fucsovics (Hun) - Dimitrov (Bul)
Auger-Aliasime (CAN, N ° 3) - Bye
Garin (Chi, N ° 7) - Basilashvili (GEO)
Korda (USA) - Paul (USA)
Nishikori (Jap, WC) - Murray (GBR, WC)
Ruud (Nor, N ° 2) - Bye
Sofia (Bulgaria, ATP 250, hard Indoor, 389 270 €)
Holding Title: Jannik Sinner (ITA)
Table to come ...
ATP investigates Zverev domestic abuse allegations .
Tennis Tour chiefs said on Monday they had launched an investigation into domestic abuse allegations against Olympic champion Alexander Zverev made by his former girlfriend. Last year former junior player Olga Sharypova accused the German world number four of physical and emotional abuse, claims rejected by Zverev. More details of her claims were published in a story by online magazine Slate in August, prompting Zverev, 24, to issue a statement in which he "categorically and unequivocally" denied abusing Sharypova.He also launched legal proceedings.One of the allegations referred to a purported attack during the Shanghai Masters in 2019.