Undoubtedly, one of the topics that took the greatest importance in recent times was the break that tennis players take during the game to go to the bathroom. During the US Open, Stefanos Tsitsipas was the one who used this rule the most, generating a lot of criticism not only from the public, but also from his own teammates on the circuit.
“There will be a change in the rules for toilet breaks and also for medical breaks on the court. I think it is getting to the point where it is definitely becoming a big problem. It has been a problem for a long time, but we are now taking a pretty serious approach to trying to change it. “ explained an ATP source to Reuters.
During the US Open 2021, between the first and second rounds, Tsitsipas took two bathroom breaks against Andy Murray and one against Adrian Mannarino. In total, he was almost 23 minutes off the field for that reason in his first two games.