Alexander Bublik is one of the most entertaining tennis players for how he interprets the game and his funny character. Before playing the first round in Adelaide, Sascha and his opponent were instructed by the umpire Greg Allensworth about the new rest break rules. Players now have not more than five minutes to use the bathroom and change clothes.
Tsitsipas and the toilet break
The rule was introduced after Stefanos Tsitsipas was widely accused of taking long toilet breaks to disrupt the rhythm of his opponents.
After the umpire outlined the new rules, Alexander Bublik couldn’t refrain from thanking Stefanos. Sascha said: “Thanks to Tsitsipas, huh? Stefanos, thank you!”
— 🎾 (@justtennis_) January 10, 2022
Alexander Bublik in 2022
Presently, during this year Bublik has a 0-1 win-loss record.
Stefanos Tsitsipas in 2022
At the moment ranked no.4, Stefanos played his last match on the 5th of January when he had to retire when playing against world no.23 Nikoloz Basilashvili in the round robin and the scoreline was 4-1 .
This season Stefanos owns an overall 1-1 record.
Alexander Bublik and Stefanos Tsitsipas played each other just on 2 occasions. Their record is 2-0 for Tsitsipas. Previously, the last time they fought against each other, Stefanos Tsitsipas won 7-6(1) 6-4 in the 2nd round in Dubai (Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships) in February 2020.
In the following video you can watch the highlights.