October 22, 2021

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Tennis: Long bathroom breaks may soon be a thing of the past

Tennis: Long bathroom breaks may soon be a thing of the past

There will be a change in the rules regarding bathroom breaks and medical breaks in the field, ATP source told Reuters.

It comes a few weeks after the Greek Stephanos citsipas Andy Murray has been accused of acting When a player takes a long break of almost eight minutes at a crucial point in their first round match.

World No. 3, who won the match, denied the allegations, saying he had not violated any rules as there was no time limit for such a break.

Britt, angry, claimed that the disturbance affected the dual outcome.

Andy Murray in the first round match of the US Open against Stefano Tsitsipas

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In the next game against Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, Tsitsipas was in the locker room for more than seven minutes after losing the third set. Upon his return, the spectators at Arthur-Ashe Stadium informed him of their dissatisfaction.

I think it’s going to get to the point where it’s definitely going to be a big deal, said the source who wants to remain anonymous. This has been a problem for a long time, but we are now taking a very serious approach to try to change it.

I hope we have a strict rule regarding toilet breaks and medical breaks before the start of the season next January.

On the women’s side, the WTA She stated Always open to conversation and change rules if changes are needed.