Alexander Zverev: I don't want to be negative and talk bad about someone



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Alexander Zverev: I don't want to be negative and talk bad about someone

World No. 4 Alexander Zverev didn't want to comment further on Stefanos Tsitsipas' long bathroom breaks as he insisted that he is done with talking bad about others. After losing the first set of their Cincinnati Masters semifinal, Tsitsipas took his bag and went on a nearly 10-minute long bathroom break.

Zverev was irate, accusing Tsitsipas of leaving the court with his bag so he could text his father, who works as his coach. After the fourth set of his US Open first round clash against Andy Murray, Tsitsipas left the court for seven minutes and ultimately ended up winning the fifth set against a heavily-frustrated Murray.

"No, I don't want to talk about it anymore and be negative and talk bad about someone. It's not a good feeling and I don't want to do it anymore. Yes, I think ATP needs to fix that rule a little bit, because it’s a little frustrating when you win a set and someone goes on a break longer than 10 minutes.

I have already said everything and I no longer want to deal with it," Zverev said, as quoted on Sport Klub.

Zverev commented on the Tsitsipas and Murray controversy

"I'm like either it's a very magical place he goes to or there is communication there.

But I also don't want to disrespect him. He is a great player. He is No. 3 in the world for a reason. He's winning tournaments and playing incredible tennis this year for a reason, so it's not only that," Zverev said on Tuesday after his first round win at the US Open.

"But I do believe, and Andy said it, as well, there is some level of respect that everybody needs to have between players. I feel like, yeah, sometimes -- or he might just go to the toilet. We don't know that. That's also possible. But it just happens too often, I would say."