‘What’s the problem?’ – Stefanos Tsitsipas argues with umpire during French Open win
Stefanos Tsitsipas was involved in a bizarre row with the umpire during his straight sets victory against Pedro Martinez at Roland Garros.
The Greek advanced into the French Open third round after comfortably dispatching the Spanish qualifier 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 in two and a half hours.
However, during the early stages of the first set, the umpire asked Tsitsipas to move his bag back as it was too close to the tramline, prompting a strange exchange between the two.
The fifth seed quickly regained focus though to take the opening set before going on to take the match in straight sets.
“I really like playing in Paris, I feel like the fans have embraced me and make me one of them. I’m pleased my tennis is there, my performances are there and I’m able to deliver and create a good atmosphere on this court.” Tsitsipas said in his on-court interview.
On his form in general, he added: “I’ve had some good weeks this year and some good results. Of course, there is always better. I’ve been consistent and that is important.”
Tsitsipas will now face big-serving American John Isner in round three.
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