Stefanos Tsitsipas’ comments after his fourth-round match in Miami caused a sensation in tennis. Tsitsipas believes that women should only be paid if they play five sets. This remark came erroneously with colleague Naomi Osaka.
Tsitsipas said he was told that women have more stamina, so the Greek doesn’t understand that women only have to play three sets. “I don’t want to be controversial, but I don’t understand why women should play fewer sets when science says they have better stamina.”
Wesley Kohlhoff joined the role of four in the doubles. Along with his British partner Neil Skopsky, he gave Denis Shapovalov of Canada and Rohan Bhubana of India just three matches: 6-2 6-1.
In the semi-finals, Kolhof and Skopsky will face Italians Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini.
The 23-year-old Greek made further comments which are food for discussion. The Greek world number five, for example, said there would be more different Grand Slam winners if the men’s matches were a maximum of three sets.
He also crowned himself as the favorite of this format for first place in the world ranking, along with current number one Alexander Zverev. The mental aspect of the five setters has a great deal of weight. More experienced players have an advantage. but i love better than five“It’s a very physical match and it’s great to watch,” Tsitsipas said.
Not surprisingly, his female colleagues reacted angrily to this. Naomi Osaka called him “the funny guy.” Does he want to play nine groups? The Japanese responded that if he tried to lengthen my games, I would extend it too.” “Longer matches would change the whole sport, so the training would have to be done very differently. He’s a guy who’s all about women’s sport, so I don’t think his ideas have any chance of success.”
“I don’t want to be annoying,” Osaka continued. “I’m trying to be really nice, but I think it takes decades to do something like that. We had to fight hard for equal merit. Just think about the battle Billie Jean King, Venus and Serena (Williams, editor) had to fight” .
Osaka qualified for the semi-finals tonight, leaving Japan’s Danielle Collins 6-2 6-1 without a chance and still without losing a set in Florida. Tsitsipas lost his eighth final match against Carlos Alcaraz 7-5, 6-3.
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