“He Exaggerated Today”: Jannik Sinner Calls Out Frances Tiafoe After Drama Filled Match

Published 10/30/2021, 1:54 PM EDT
Tennis – ATP 500 – Erste Bank Open – Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria – October 29, 2021 Italy’s Jannik Sinner in action during his quarter final match against Norway’s Casper Ruud REUTERS/Lisi Niesner


Frances Tiafoe, is enjoying some superb form at the moment. The American tennis player recently defeated Jannik Sinner in the semi-finals of the Vienna Open 2021 after making quite an impressive comeback against him. The final scoreline of the match was 3-6, 7-5, 6-2.

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Before Jannik Sinner, Frances Tiafoe stunned almost every tennis fan after battling past Stefanos Tsitsipas and Diego Schwartzman at the Vienna Open 2021.

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Jannik Sinner is not happy with Frances Tiafoe’s gestures

In the post-match press conference, Sinner looked quite unhappy due to the actions of Tiafoe. He clearly didn’t like the way the American player celebrated after his victory and felt that he didn’t offer him any sort of respect as an opponent.

Aug 12, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Frances Tiafoe of the United States returns a ball to Gael Monfils of France (not pictured) at Aviva Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

“In my opinion Tiafoe, he exaggerated today, he did too much. One thing is when you do the show, the other is when there is no more respect. I don’t know what happened, but today I think it went a little further,” said Sinner in the press-conference. (Translated by Google Translate)

The Italian player believes that Tiafoe crossed the line with his gestures. He mentioned that he exaggerated and did way more than what was required.

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Frances Tiafoe will face Alexander Zverev in the finals of Vienna Open 2021

Tiafoe’s incredible form has earned him a spot in the finals of Vienna Open 2021. He will encounter World No.4 Alexander Zverev there, who steamrolled over Carlos Alcaraz in the semi-finals of the tournament.

Sep 10, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Alexander Zverev of Germany hits a backhand against Novak Djokovic of Serbia (not pictured). Day twelve of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

As of now, Zverev leads the head-to-head battle at 5-1. Interestingly, it is the German player who has won the last three encounters that took place between them. Tiafoe’s only win against Zverev came four years back when he defeated him in three sets at the Cincinnati Masters 2017.

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Fans are really looking forward to witnessing an epic clash between Alexander Zverev and Frances Tiafoe. Who will be able to conquer Vienna this year?

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 1000 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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