Argentine Tennis Player Renzo Olivo Threatened by Opponent, Writes Open Letter to ATP

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Saturday, June 13th, 2015 | 0


Argentine tennis player Renzo Olivo was allegedly threatened by 17-year-old German Andrey Rublev during their second-round encounter at the Moscow Challenger.

In an open letter written by him to the men’s tennis governing body Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), Olivo insisted that Rublev breached the rules of the game and intimidated him during the latter’s 6-3 3-6 6-4 triumph here.

“As some of you know, today I lost in the second round of the Moscow Challenger and I would like to make a public complaint and thus also have possibility of it getting to the ATP,” the translated text was quoted as saying by BAtennisworld website.

“I am disappointed with what happened during today’s match, in which the rival played against the rules a couple of times, and threatened me. The umpire was very conscious of what happened. However, he decided not to take any action.

“Once the match was over, very angry with what happened, I lowered my head and left. Upon coming out of the court, I felt someone grabbing me, and there is someone from the crowd, ready to hit me. Luckily, I could push him away and people from the crowd managed to stop him.”

It further added that this is not the first instance when Rublev has come under the scanner. Earlier in the year, veteran Spanish player Fernando Verdasco had also termed the German as “rude” after their on-court battle.

This is certainly something for the ATP to ponder upon!

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