Stefanos Tsitsipas accused a US Open chair umpire of having a bias against him during a tirade in which he told the official, “You’re all weirdos!”
Tsitsipas told Damien Dumusois that the cause of his bias was “because you’re French probably and you’re all weirdos!”
The argument came midway through the fourth set of Tsitsipas’ 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (7), 7-5 loss to Andrey Rublev on Tuesday, a day when he and fellow young star Dominic Thiem both lost in the first round for the second straight major tournament.
Tsitsipas, the No. 8 seed from Greece, appeared to be battling cramps and was slow to return to the court after losing his serve.
Dumusois told Tsitsipas it was time to play, but Tsitsipas was still reaching into his bag for a new headband and screamed at Dumusois that he still needed time to change. Dumusois responded that Tsitsipas would be penalized.