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Sinner turns bug exterminator mid match
Canada's Denis Shapovalov reacts as he plays against Italy's Jannik Sinner during their men's singles match on day one of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on February 8, 2021. (Photo by David Gray / AFP) / — IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE —
Canada’s Denis Shapovalov was less than impressed after being denied permission to go for a bathroom break after the fourth set of his opening round victory over Jannik Sinner.
The umpire wouldn’t allow Shapovalov to head off court after the fourth set – which he had dropped to his opponent.
“What happens if I go?”, he asked, “Do I get a fine? I don’t care!
“What do you mean I can’t go? Are you going to disqualify me? I have to pee!”
He stepped up his tirade as it became clear he would not be allowed a break.
“I’m going to pee in a bottle.” ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚
Denis Shapovalov isn’t happy with the toilet break rule.
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“I’m going to p*** my pants!” he declared. “I’m going to p*** in a bottle!”
Having secured victory the Canadian was calmer about the moment in his media briefing but has called for the rules to be changed.
“I was just blowing off steam, just kind of cooling my head, getting rid of it.
“But also, I do think it’s a dumb rule. Especially for me, I’ve got the smallest bladder ever, so I literally got to take a p*** every set. So it’s difficult, especially when you’re on that court for so long.
“Before the match I’m trying to hydrate as much as possible, so yeah, I gotta pee, man.”
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