Seeing what’s going on there, people are very sensitive to the rules of bathroom protocols and don’t take kindly to those who violate them. One of the unwritten rules for using the bathroom is to do it without doing it for too long, which is apparently being violated by a US Open player.
Greek tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas has been despised at the US Open as fans and competitors are delighted with the too-long toilet breaks he has taken during the tournament. On Wednesday, Tsitsipas took an eight-minute toilet break between the end of the third set and the start of the fourth in a match against Adrian Mannarino.
It caused a commotion in the crowd, According to The Guardian.
Tsitsipas ’habit followed the trend throughout the tournament. He overcame Andy Murray’s anger through his bathroom breaks because he believed Murray had deliberately and deliberately exceeded the time limit to give him a competitive advantage.
“When you’re playing a wild game like that, you know, stopping for seven, eight minutes, you freshen up,” Murray said. “You can mentally prepare the way you want, but the fact is that when you take a long, good and multiple break during the game it’s physically affecting you.”
Murray’s complaints were shared by Mannarino and Sloane Stephens, who took the rules of the Grand Slam about breaking the bathroom. While the rules say players should take “reasonable” time, everything “reasonable” is exactly ambiguous.
For his part, Tsitsipas defended himself following the ridicule of the people and said he had done nothing wrong.
“I have nothing against them. I love the fans. But some don’t understand. That’s all,” Tsitsipas said. “They don’t understand. They don’t understand how much effort and how hard it is to do what we’re doing at a high level in tennis. Sometimes we need a little break to do what we have to do.”
Tsitsipas Mannarino prevailed, advancing to the 3rd round.