When tennis gets ugly, he spits and “contempt” arrives at Wimbledon

Wimbledon, England (AP) —This isn’t something to think about when it comes to what seems to be the graceful roots of tennis or the proper atmosphere dating back to the 1800s. WimbledonCountry club sports, which is being contested in a place officially called All England Lawn Tennis Club: player, Nick KyrgiosCapping First round Tuesday’s victory by spitting in the direction of the audience he said he was bothering him.

“I’ve been working on hatred and negativeness for a long time, so I feel like I’m not liable to that person. Similarly, he literally came to the match to support no one. It was just a stir and a contempt. After defeating Paul Jub in England 3-6, 6-1, 7-5, 6-7 (3), 7-5, Kyrgios said. “

During the match, the 1,980-seat Court No. 3 stand was full, and perhaps because of the popularity of 27-year-old Kyrgios, there was a long line that eventually wanted to be in. From Australia and the involvement of local players — Kyrgios, unsuccessfully, abused other verbal abuse and asked to get rid of fans to send in his way.

This is the organizer of the tournament held in Stuttgart, Germany Kyrgios said he heard a racist insult Raise questions from the crowd during the match, and when uncontrollable behavior is out of control, or if more should be done or can be done to protect the athlete from inappropriate comments coming from the stand. ..

“I grew up in Australia, so I know exactly what racism is. It feels like a fight to come from that place and deal with it, a constant fight …. I don’t think it has anything to do with it. In general, the audience thinks there’s no line there anymore. They can just say something, shoot it, and then they do it. Laugh about, “said Kyrgios. “It’s like it can actually hurt someone. Do you understand?”

Tennis players have been dealing with for a long time Abuse onlineEspecially from gamblers who are angry with the outcome of a particular match. Negative interactions between athletes and those who are paying to see them are gaining more and more attention in real life.

At a tournament held in Indian Wells, California in March, Naomi Osaka cried after the audience shouted, “Osaka, you smoke!”

The four Grand Slam champions have an episode of Serena and Venus Williams being ridiculed at the event in 2001 after Venus withdrew due to injury before the sisters were supposed to play each other. explained. Their father, Richard, said a racial slur was sent on his way. His daughters have been away from the tournament for years.

“Personally, I’ve never experienced any kind of heckler on the court (and) I’m very lucky because I know other players have experienced it. Definitely online, I. Has a lot of experience, but it’s not, “said Kokogauf, an 18-year-old Floridian who won second place at the French Open this month and won the Wimbledon match on Tuesday. “I think there are lines that should never be crossed.”

Gauff referred to what she called an “obvious” example of racial or sexual comment.

“It’s definitely far beyond the boundaries,” she said. “There are a few things you have to deal with as an athlete. It’s just part of the sport. It’s not very common, especially in tennis. Especially in Wimbledon, of course, it’s not tennis culture. It’s just tennis culture. So it’s definitely much closer to crossing than any other sport. For me, a personal attack-something like that really crosses the boundaries. “

A spokesperson for the All England Club said fans weren’t removed from the Kyrgios match, but there may be reviews of what happened, including statements at a press conference.

Regarding what people are hearing during the match, Kyrgios concludes, “I’m just starting to think it’s normal, even though it’s not really the case.”


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