"Telling pro tennis players what is acceptable, it's hilarious" - Stubbs defends Tiafoe

Former doubles number one Rennae Stubbs came to the defence of Frances Tiafoe after tennis fans came after him on social media.

Even though the Laver Cup weekend was mostly focused on Roger Federer and his retirement one of the most talked about players was Frances Tiafoe. He did do a lot of great things by beating Tsitsipas and securing Team World the win but he was mostly talked about in a negative light.

Stubbs followed up on a conversation between a fan and Reilly Opelka where the big-serving American tried to explain some of the choices Tiafoe made during the match against Federer and Nadal. Opelka gave up in the end noting that her fan clearly never played tennis and doesn't understand the basics.

Stubbs jumping in with:

"No, you have tried telling pro tennis players (me, retired but a former World No. 1 doubles player), what is acceptable, possible, easy or hard in a pro tennis match. It’s hilarious. So if you’re going to write nonsense about tennis, we will correct it and you."

She followed up with:

"Your comments overall have proved that you’ve actually never played tennis at a high level. Ever! Especially doubles! Dear lord. Just stop!"

And concluded with:

"I’m not bullying u mate. The 1st tweet was a joke & the next were factual that u are talking to pro tennis players. So we might know a thing or 2 more about playing. Keep that in mind when u start telling them how to play. Especially if you’re calling yourself the tennis letter."

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