“I Don’t Feel Guilty”: Frances Tiafoe Gives a Befitting Response to Jannik Sinner

Published 10/31/2021, 1:31 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 28, 2021 Frances Tiafoe of the U.S. celebrates winning his first round match against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas REUTERS/Toby Melville TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY


The American Frances Tiafoe is on a roll at Vienna Open. Coming back from a set down, Tiafoe built the momentum to defeat Jannik Sinner in an enchanting semi-finals match. However, Sinner seemed to be unhappy with how the American celebrated his victory. But Tiafoe doesn’t have any guilts.

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Tiafoe is in the finals of the Vienna Open and has the chance to capture the second ATP singles title of his career. With the kind of performances he has showcased throughout the match, the American has got a fair chance to win the title.

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Frances Tiafoe reacts to Jannik Sinner’s statements

Frances Tiafoe has demolished Jannik Sinner in the semi-finals of the Vienna Open despite trailing behind by one set. The Italian won the first set quite easily, 6-3. However, Tiafoe had other plans, as he dominated in the following sets to book his spot in the finals of the competition.

Tennis – ATP 500 – Erste Bank Open – Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria – October 29, 2021 Italy’s Jannik Sinner celebrates after winning his quarter final match against Norway’s Casper Ruud REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

In the post-match conference, Sinner took a dig at Tiafoe’s celebration. The Italian didn’t like his gesture and said,” 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.”

After Sinner stated, Tiafoe also replied firmly. The American said, “Well, the audience is there for a reason and I can interact with them. Jannik had the chance to win the match, then I started playing great tennis and I enjoyed it. I don’t feel guilty.” (Translated via Google Translate)

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The American to lock horns with Alexander Zverev in the finals

After surpassing Jannik Sinner in the semi-finals, Tiafoe has advanced in the ultimate match at Vienna Open. Tiafoe will face the World No. 4, Alexander Zverev. The German has been in fine form throughout the match, thrashing players like Felix Auger-Aliassime and Carlos Alcaraz.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 05: Frances Tiafoe of the United States looks frustrated during his match against Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada in the fourth round of the men’s singles at the US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 05, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by TPN/Getty Images)

It would be an enthralling contest to witness as both the players have displayed their best tennis at the competition. While Tiafoe will play for his first title, Alexander Zverev will look forward to triumphing at his third ATP title of the year, 18th overall.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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