The No. eight seed from Greece was overwhelmed by Andrey Rublev, with the Russian advancing 6-Four, 6-7(5), 7-6(7), 7-5 after three hours, 54 minutes. However Tsitsipas additionally made waves when he clashed with chair umpire Damien Dumusois.
In the course of the match, Tsitsipas was hit with a code violation for receiving teaching; amongst these in Tsitsipas’ field is his dad and coach, Apostolos.
Within the fourth set, when he was battling cramps, Tsitsipas at one level was given a time violation for not returning to the courtroom rapidly sufficient throughout a changeover.
It was then he was heard saying to the chair umpire from France, “You could have one thing towards me, I do not know what — since you’re French, in all probability. And also you’re all weirdos.”
Tsitsipas was requested about his weirdos remark in his post-match press convention.
“The chair umpire was very incorrect in what he was telling me throughout the match,” Tsitsipas mentioned. “I do not know what this chair umpire has in particular towards my staff however he is been complaining and telling me that my staff talks all the time once I’m out on the courtroom taking part in. He is very — I do not know. I consider he isn’t proper, as a result of I by no means hear something of what my staff says from the surface. And there’s nothing that I personally consider can assist my sport or make me play higher.
“My father outdoors, who normally does the speaking, he is making an attempt to pump me up by saying, , ‘Come on.’ Elevating my confidence by not teaching however by making an attempt to spice up me up. I consider the coach for my opponent does the identical factor, which is regular.
“This chair umpire, I do not know, he has one thing towards me. I do not know why.”
Tsitsipas reached the Australian Open semifinals earlier this yr, defeating Roger Federer en route. He reached the fourth spherical on the French Open, however he misplaced within the first spherical of Wimbledon.
Thiem, Khachanov, Bautista Agut additionally lose
Tsitsipas is just not the one seed within the prime 10 to lose on Tuesday. Italy’s Thomas Fabbiano upset No Four seed Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-Four, Three-6, 6-Three, 6-2, Canada’s Vasek Pospisil shocked No. 9 seed Karen Khachanov of Russia Four-6, 7-5, 7-5, Four-6, 6-Three, and Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan upended No. 10 seed Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain Three-6, 6-1, 6-Four, Three-6, 6-Three.
Even Rafael Nadal, who gained in straight units towards John Millman on Tuesday, sounded astonished to listen to of the upsets.
“That is tennis,” the No. 2 seed and 18-time main champion mentioned. “That is all of the response I can say, no? If you begin the match, you could have troublesome opponents in entrance. You should go on courtroom and respect each single opponent.
“I went on courtroom at present towards a tricky opponent realizing that I have to play properly to win. In the event you play unhealthy, you possibly can lose. Tsitsipas had a really powerful first spherical. After all, Karen is a shock. I feel Thiem have been very sick for the final 10 days. I really feel very sorry for him. … Roberto was a shock. Actually, I am very unhappy for him.”