Interviewed by the Russian website Sport Express, Stefanos Tsitsipas spoke about the incident involving him and Daniil Medvedev during the first round match at the Miami Open. 'We played a long rally, my ball touched the net, it went on his side, then there were other three or four shots, and he made an error.
And then he asked me to apologise. I didn't think that I should and I started to prepare for the following point. [Because], if we [had] hit the ball three or four times, why should I [have] apologise? In the end, I did it but I didn't feel comfortable,' said Tsitsipas, who lost the match in three sets 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.
'I lost and was very frustrated. I have not said the best things [to him] and there’s nothing good in it. But I didn’t want to fight or something like this,' added Tsitsipas, who described the 22-year-old during the match as a 'bullsh** Russian'.
The 19-year-old Greek will play the qualifiers at the Grand Prix Hassan II in Marrakech this weekend. ALSO READ: John Isner writes hilarious tweet about Roger Federer