Andy Murray slams Lacoste CEO over “weird” jibe at fellow professional following ATP finals damage

ANDY Murray has slammed Lacoste’s CEO following the latter’s “weird” jibe in the direction of fellow professional Stefanos Tsitsipas who was compelled to retire from a match following a again damage.

Tsitsipas, 25, retired after simply three video games of his second match on the ATP Finals on Tuesday, after a niggling again damage left him feeling “horrible” on the court docket.

Andy Murray.
Andy Murray. (C) Twitter.

The choice was met with criticism, with many members of the viewers booing because the participant shook opponent Holger Rune’s hand in defeat.

One vocal critic was Guibert Thierry, CEO of sports activities model Lacoste, who deemed the choice “unfair” while praising Italian Jannik Sinner upon his defeat of Rune.

Thierry took to social media yesterday, to say: “Hats off to Jannik Sinner for his win tonight.

“Regardless of the unfair behaviour of Tsitsipas, he confirmed to everybody why he’s a future champ and an genuine man.”

Murray nonetheless, who underwent hip surgical procedure in 2018, jumped to Tsitsipas’s defence as he slammed Thierry for the criticism this morning, claiming that it was a “weird” factor to say.

The Olympic Gold winner replied to Thierry’s assertion, saying: “Weird put up from a CEO of a sports activities model. Getting injured is a part of sport and isn’t ‘unfair behaviour’.”

The tweet acquired over 1,600 likes and dozens of feedback from customers who appeared divided over the incident.

One particular person wrote: “Spot on Andy, disgraceful tweet.”

One other stated: “Realising that you’re injured throughout warmup and never withdrawing, in a match with one match per session for the followers, and never giving a fellow participant an opportunity to compete, shouldn’t be behaviour for a tennis participant.”

A 3rd commented: “Nicely, CEOs are additionally bizarre followers like all of us and so they’re allowed to have opinions.

“Don’t you suppose you accusing Tsitsipas (a fellow participant) of dishonest was far more weird?”

One other added: “He says in his bio, to not take him severely, so perhaps he’s making an attempt to intentionally be mischievous.”

A fifth wrote: “Inform Catherine Whitaker and the Tennis Podcast which have spilt all that hate on [Stefanos Tsitsipas].

“Legend Murray, you might have put them again of their place.”

Regardless of his automated win on account of Tsitsipas’s retirement, Holger Rune was defeated by Jannik Sinner yesterday, who now joins world primary Novak Djokovic within the semis.