The biggest surprise of the French Open so far was Thiago Seyboth Wild's victory over world No. 2 and recent Rome Open champion Daniil Medvedev. It is well known that the Russian is not a fan of clay tournaments, but his recent trophy in Italy positioned him as one of the favorites.
Thayan Lima spoke about the 23-year-old tennis player's recent win and recalled that he has been accused of domestic violence since 2022, a case that has been stagnant so far.
"People forget. He wins three games and that erases everything he did? I am impressed that the ATP (Professional Tennis Association) does not have any type of punishment for criminals. It is unbelievable," Lima said to UOL.
(VIDEO) Thiago Seyboth Wild quizzed on domestic and psychological violence allegations still not resolved after Medvedev win
During the press conference, Thiago Seyboth Wild was asked about the pending case in the Rio de Janeiro Justice system.:
"I don't think it's a subject we should be talking about here. I think it's a question you shouldn't ask anyone. I don't think it's up to you to decide if this is the place to talk about it or not," the Brazilian said.
The 23-year-old athlete, who has never entered the top 100 in his career (currently ranked 172 in the world), will play in the second round against Argentine Guido Pella. Pella defeated local player Quentin Halys in a battle that was decided in the fifth-set tiebreak.