USTA and ATP to review bathroom break rules after Stefanos Tsitsipas's latest stall tactic

Sep 2, 2021

Even as Stefanos Tsitsipas was performing a reprise of his infamous seven-minute bathroom break at the US Open last night, the tennis authorities were reluctantly admitting that they need to address the whole awkward issue.

Coming up with a reliable code is difficult in a sport where matches sometimes run to five hours, as it hardly seems reasonable to ban toilet visits altogether. But both the United States Tennis Association (who run the US Open) and the Association of Tennis Professionals (who run the men’s tour) have at least acknowledged the problem.

Source: Simon Briggs for The Telegraph