The Ultimate Tennis Showdown is an exhibition event that was started by Patrick Mouratoglou and it features some rules that are different from a regular match. Greek Star Stefanos Tsitsipas has been playing this exhibition and he beat Feliciano Lopez in his most recent match.
During the match, the Greek star hit an amazing passing shot off Feliciano Lopez’s volley. However, this shot was very close to the line which is why Feliciano said that the ball was out. Tsitsipas has just responded to this. Check out what he said.
Linesman is my uncle. God bless him! https://t.co/LysuFleci7
— Stefanos Tsitsipas (@StefTsitsipas) June 28, 2020
Stefanos Tsitsipas Responds To Feliciano Lopez
As you can see in the above tweet, Stefanos was responding to Lopez’s tweet saying that the shot he hit was out. According to the Greek star, the reason the ball was called in is that the linesman was his uncle. He obviously means this as a joke and we should see Lopez’s response soon enough.
Overall, both players would have enjoyed the match that they played. It was an entertaining one as Lopez won the first 2 quarters before Tsitsipas pulled off a comeback and won the match. His next match is going to be against Alexie Popyrin which will be played very soon.
This Ultimate Tennis Showdown has been provided a great warmup for players like Stefanos Tsitsipas. They are playing competitive tennis after a long time and it has given them a great opportunity to prepare for the upcoming ATP events.
Recently, the ATP came out with a grueling schedule for the remaining events of the 2020 tennis season. In this schedule, players are going to play an event almost every week. In addition to that, they also have to play 2 Grand Slams in almost the same month.
Many players are worried about the impact this schedule will have on their bodies. This is why they have threatened to skip some events. Hopefully, that is not going to happen and we will see NextGen players like Tsitsipas win their first Grand Slam when the Tour returns.