‘I hope he apologises one day’ – Krajinovic criticises Tsitsipas behaviour
Filip Krajinovic said he hopes Stefanos Tsitsipas will apologise for the way he acted during the pair’s Hamburg Open quarter-final clash.
The world number 44 pointed to Tsitsipas taking a lengthy toilet break between sets, and talking during a point, as examples of behaviour he found unnecessary.
The Serbian upset world number four Tsitsipas 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 at the ATP 500 tournament on Friday. He followed that with a 6-4, 6-2 semi-final triumph over countryman Laslo Djere.
The 29-year-old will face either Pablo Carreno Busta or Federico Delbonis in Sunday’s final – where he will be looking to win his first ATP title.
“I don’t think he was acting well today on the court. I don’t know why. I thought he’s a nice guy, but the way he was acting today was, I think, weird,” Krajinovic said in a post-match interview.
“We all saw that. He went to toilet [for] 10 minutes [between the second and third sets]. I was having an overhead and he was talking, which is not nice at all.
“I hope that he will apologise one day, but I played my game, I was focused on myself, but I think – I don’t think it’s necessary to do that.
“For sure it’s one of my best wins, and one of the best of my games, I played a lot of good matches that didn’t go my way, but this one went my way, which I’m really happy about.
“I beat [Dominic] Thiem the week before he won US Open [last year], which I played really well. I had a lot of good matches but this one is for sure is special because Tsitsipas has been playing so well on clay and this win means really a lot to me.”
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