Renzo Olivo serves underhand, clarifies: 'I wasn't disrespectful'

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Renzo Olivo serves underhand, clarifies: 'I wasn't disrespectful'

Renzo Olivo hit an ace serving underhand in the match against the Japanese Taro Daniel on Wednesday at the ATP Szczcenin Challenger in Poland. The Argentine player, who was the eighth seed, lost 7-5, 7-5 and through his official Twitter account clarified about that unusual serve: 'Hi.

I clarify what happened in yesterday's match against Daniel because there was much criticism about it. It was very windy and very difficult to pitch the ball, so I served underhand. I didn't want to be disrespectful towards anyone, it was a little bit like dribbling in football, which I like.

It was a very important moment of the match and I didn't want to joke because anyone could win. I saw it as something very good in many ways because crowd saw something different. So I wanted to clarify it. Bye!!'

Olivo, currently ranked 117th, achieved a career high ranking at No.

77 earlier this year in January. He has won eight matches and lost 16 on the ATP Tour in 2017. He reached the quarter-finals in Quito and played the qualifiers at the Monte Carlo Masters. ALSO READ: Here is what Roger Federer will wear in the final part of the season