In Paris even Rafael Nadal was booed, says Hingis


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In Paris even Rafael Nadal was booed, says Hingis

In an interview as quoted by Blick, former world No. 1 Martina Hingis commented on her compatriot Belinda Bencic's US Open semi-final loss to Bianca Andreescu on Thursday. Hingis said: "She was not consistent enough and Andreescu played great.

Then anything could have happened in the final. Serena is playing strong but she could have become nervous again. And Belinda could have done well with it. Sometimes she loses energy and she pays the price for it. Sometimes you have to let the frustration go away even if I was often emotional on the court too.

But most of the time I was in control, except in Paris. It's not exactly right to have the crowd against you," she said referring to her legendary 1999 French Open final, where after some controversies, Hingis did not even want to attend the prize ceremony.

"Parisians loved Steffi (Graf) more than Australians do with Sam Stosur! I found it as something you cannot understand at the age of 18 years. There are always silly people on the grounds. In Paris, they even booed Rafael Nadal.

And in America most of the times they do not even know what's it about." Hingis believes that Wimbledon was the right place to peak in for Bencic: "She likes playing there, she should have won against Alison Riske. But that's part of the game. Who thought that Roger Federer would have lost to Grigor Dimitrov."