‘I Was Playing in the Wrong Era’ – Ukrainian Tennis Player Mocks Daniil Medvedev, Carlos Alcaraz and Stefanos Tsitsipas as All Three Lose in Round 1 at National Bank Open 2022

Published 08/11/2022, 6:44 AM EDT
Sergiy Stakhovsky

With only a few days remaining for the US Open, tennis players are busy getting the much-needed practice. A few of the top tennis players are featuring in the Canadian Open for the same reason. However, there’s a unique thing that happened this year. Interestingly, all the top three seeded players, Daniil Medvedev, Carlos Alcaraz, and Stefanos Tsitsipas, could not go past the first round.

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Sharing the news on Twitter, former Ukrainian tennis star Sergiy Stakhovsky taunted the current generation of players.

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Sergiy Stakhovsky mocks current generation players

Notably,  Daniil Medvedev, Carlos Alcaraz, and Stefanos Tsitsipas, the top three in the Canadian Open, have lost their first-round matches of the tournament.

While Daniil Medvedev lost to the Wimbledon 2022 finalist Nick Kyrgios, Carlos Alcaraz went down against Tommy Paul. World number 5, Stefanos Tsitsipas also lost his first game against Jack Draper.

Former Ukrainian tennis star Sergiy Stakhovsky shared the news on his Twitter account with a caption seemingly mocking the top players of the current generation.

“I guess I was playing in the wrong era,” he wrote.

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The Ukrainian retired recently and played between 2003-2022. In his career, he won four tour titles and his highest ATP ranking was 31.

Carlos Alcaraz blames mental pressure for the loss

Carlos Alcaraz has played brilliantly this year. The 19-year-old registered victories against the likes of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. His consistent performance made him reach the world number 4 spot in the ATP rankings. Further, the Spaniard entered the Canadian Open as the second seed. However, he succumbed to the added pressure of being a high-ranked player.

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Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Madrid Open – Caja Magica, Madrid, Spain – May 7, 2022 Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz Garfia arrives before his semi final match against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic REUTERS/Isabel Infantes

Later, the 19-year-old accepted the same in the post-match press conference. The world number 4 also assured of getting better prepared for similar situations in the future.

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Now that the top three seeds of the tournament have lost in the first round, it will be an opportunity for new players to make it big. Who do you think is going to win the Canadian Open? Let us know in the comments.

 

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Gaurav Verma

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Gaurav Verma is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. He has post graduate diploma in management from IILM Graduate School of Management and a BBA degree from Bangalore University. He has 1-year of experience in the banking sector.

Edited By: Rupak Kumar Jha

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