Sinner's attacks to Tiafoe is wrong: show is part of the Game



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Sinner's attacks to Tiafoe is wrong: show is part of the Game

The show is part of the game, it is an essential component of it. We all love the performances of gentlemen like Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, but we are equally intrigued by showmen like Nick Kyrgios or the legendary John McEnroe.

Every now and then a little bit of pepper is good for the Game, it is fun and at the same time angers fans and tennis players. But the attitudes of showman and drama queen are ultimately components of the sport that cannot be renounced This is why Jannik Sinner is wrong to accuse Frances Tiafoe.

The American won with merit, sending the Italian's mental system into a tailspin, making Sinner's near-victory a psycho-drama. Sinner lost because he no longer had mental and physical energy to spend after the great performances in Antwerp and Sofia, and after obtaining the Top-10 of the ATP ranking.

So much for a 20-year-old boy, who, serving for the match point against Tiafoe, has sensationally lost all his psycho-strength. It can happen. Jannik Sinner's race in the ATP 500 tournament in Vienna stopped in the semifinals, when he was one step away from victory, even ahead 6-3 5-2 but wasted a big opportunity, also in the ATP Finals key, and is collapsed under the blows of American tennis player Frances Tiafoe.

The two, on fairly good terms up until before the match, saw these crack over the course of the match. Tiafoe has repeatedly incited the public, exalting himself when he was under and looking for him gradually during the race and Sinner, in difficulty, fell into the trap and was distracted by losing the set and then yielding in the decisive part.

Sinner's attacks to Tiafoe is wrong: show is part of the game

The two had a back and forth in a press conference with the young Italian talent who did not like the behavior of his colleague and with them who instead defended himself by clarifying everything.

At the end of the race Sinner appeared embittered and annoyed by a match that, to tell the truth, he had in hand. Here are his words: "In my opinion Tiafoe went too far, he did too much. One thing is when the tennis player tries to do a show, maybe he wants to do a show but it's another when you start to disrespect.

I don't know what happened out there, but I think he went further. There were times when I was ready to play and had to wait for him to have fun with the crowd. Maybe I had to push harder with the chair judge to keep calm, I don't know.

It is useless to think about it now but I believe that certain limits should not be exceeded." On the other hand, only a few minutes later it was Tiafoe's turn who defended himself for his behavior on the court: "If the crowd is in the stands it's for a reason and so I think we can interact with them.

Jannik had his chances, but after that I started playing and having fun on the pitch. I don't feel guilty about what happened." Right words those of Tiafoe. It also takes malice to win.