Sergiy Stakhovsky wasn't impressed with Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki accepting to participate in a Russian exhibition event held in St. Petersburg. On Thursday, Stakhovsky posted screenshots of his conversation with former Serbian tennis stars, Tipsarevic and Troicki.
Between 01-04, Trophies of Northern Palmyra 2022 is taking place in St. Petersburg. The event features mainly Russian players such as Aslan Karatsev, Nikolay Davydenko, Evgeny Donskoy, Anastasia Potapova, Anastasia Gasanova, Anastasia Myskina, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Elena Vesnina, Kamilla Rakhimova and Vitalia Diatchenko.
Non-Russian players participating at the tournament are Tipsarevic, Troicki, Laslo Djere, Marton Fucsovics, Pedro Martinez, Anna Bondar and Yulia Putintseva.
Stakhovsky has strong words for Tipsarevic, Troicki - the Serbs strongly respond
"Disappointing Victor to see you in Russia.
But I guess money can buy it all," Stakhovsky's message to Troicki read. Troicki responded: "To be in the country of my grandparents is priceless! You are an Instagram clown who confused money with politics. This has nothing to do with the war, but since you mentioned it, me and my country went through all the s--- and never ever got support!
So please shut the f--- up (clown emoji)." Responding to Troicki's message, Stakhovsky said: "Lovely, enjoy it. It's better to be (an) Instagram clown defending your country, than (to) be a Russian money b----." In his message to Janko Tipsarevic, Stakhovsky wrote: "Disappointed Janko, very disappointing to see you in Russia.
I guess money (is) above morals. That's your choice." Tipsarevic strongly responded: "Really? How about this Mr Instagram Freedom Fighter. Did you or any of your f------ family members boycott or protest in any capacity when NATO forces bombed by country, my family and my people somewhat 20 years ago." Stakhovsky then ended the conversation by sarcastically telling Tipsarevic to enjoy his money: "Enjoy the cash.
Instagram freedom fighter. Nice of you."
Stakhovsky, whose lone appearance in 2022 came in the Australian Open qualifying event, return to Ukraine after the Russian aggression started.