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Tennis player Tsitsipas apologizes for insulting comments about Rublev

MOSCOW, December 4 – RIA Novosti. Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas apologized For making disparaging comments about Russian Andrey Rublev at the final tournament of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) in Turin.

In November, Tsitsipas lost to Rublev in the group stage of the tournament with the scores of 3:6, 6:3, 6:2. After the match, the Greek said that he played better on the field than his opponent and was more creative. He also added that Rublev “won only at the expense of the few tools he owned”. Fans criticized Tsitsipas’ remarks, to which he replied on social networks, that “there is a lot left to piss them off”.

“What I said to him at that press conference after the Rublev match was very unfair and wrong. I looked at it from a different angle. I wanted him to get angry before his next match (against Kasper Ruud) so I won’t explain his reasons because I knew it was pretty clear the situation I would face in the next match if I played against this opponent. I think,” he said.

“I really wanted Andriy to win the next game. My approach was to add some fuel to the fire so he would be more hungry for those wins and more focused on his next game. In this case, I played a little and tried. Make the most of your luck. But of course the best thing is will be to win the match,” added Tsitsipas.

Rublev and Tsitsipas will play in an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi from 16-18 December.

Source: Ria

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