Stefanos Tsitsipas irked tennis fans on social media when he missed an attempted smash by a mile during his third-round contest against Jack Draper at the 2022 National Bank Open (Rogers Cup) in Montreal.
While it looked like he was aiming his shot directly at Draper, the Greek did not apologize for his miss and instead asked the umpire for a line check after missing the shot.
His behavior did not sit well with the fans and they took to Twitter to share their reactions. Some called him out for his attitude and took a dig at the comments he made after his Wimbledon exit.
"This the same bloke who’s out whining and calling other players bullies?" one tweet read.
One fan questioned his decision to go directly at his opponent while the court was open to him.
"This tactic is so weird, what’s wrong with him? defending him is getting hard," a fan said.
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"@TennisTV This guy needs to be banned from the circuit, what a clown. Can’t the @atptour do anything about these kind of attitudes?" chimed in another fan.
Nonetheless, Draper would end up with the last laugh, defeating the third seed in straight sets to advance to the round of 16.