Tennis in Stuttgart: Kyrgios freaks out at Murray Landel

Oscar Otti didn’t attend, so Matteo Berrettini spoke first, who was now allowed to play in Sunday’s final at the ATP Tour in Stuttgart and was relieved that his little finger was fully functional after surgery. And Tony Nadal, the uncle of 22-times Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal, who coached Mallorcan for many years, also paused – to announce a sponsor, but also to say his nephew was most likely able to compete at Wimbledon. After his 14th French Open title, his chronically ill foot was treated. From Monday, Nadal plans to train at Mallorca Country Club, where the ATP Championships will also start on June 19. “I’m sure if he would have a little chance of playing at Wimbledon,” Toni Nadal said.

Then Ooty came. In his incomparably extroverted manner, he immediately asserted: He was having “a few headaches.” This formula was reminiscent of Horst Schlammer, who always had a great back.

However, Hape Kerkeling, who created this great fictional character at the time, was not as good a tennis player as Oskar Otti, 28, from Cologne, who must be well remembered by the German tennis scene now. He was eliminated on Saturday with a narrow 6:7 (7), 6:7 (4) defeat against Brittney. But he also came to the conclusion: “Overall it was a really good week.”

‘The chances were there’: Oscar Otti, 28, of Cologne was a bit annoyed by missing out on the final.

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In the so-called live ranking, Otte actually made it into the top 50 the first time by once again reaching the semi-finals of an ATP tournament in the 250 class within a few weeks. With Andy Murray, 35, reaching the final, defeating Australian Nick Kyrgios 7:6 (5), defeating 6:2, he just slipped again until the new world rankings were published on Monday. But the moment was “emotional” for him when he reached the top of the world rankings for the first time. With a light in his eyes, Utey said, ‘His dad just sent him a video when I was a little kid. I don’t even know where he dug it and why it was taped by a TV station earlier. I said when I was a little boy that I once wanted to be from Among the top 50 positions. So the story of Otti is the story of a dream come true.

After the match, Otty traveled by car to Halle – this is a daily business in tennis

He was still disappointed that he missed his first ATP Final, but he shared the view of his veteran coach Peter Moraing, who thought Ooty could leave Stuttgart with his head held high. After all, he also had a world number 16. He defeated Denis Shapovalov and “received only one break in the entire tournament”, which means that he held it only once. “At the same time, it’s the same for me, when I play in the ATP tournaments, I want to go far,” Otti said. “The semi-finals are always good in terms of points, that’s my goal.” After Saturday, he drives to Halle, where the grass championship is being held in the 500 class – that’s a day job in tennis.

Stuttgart gets a great final even without a German participation, as 26-year-old Romer Berrettini reached the 2021 Wimbledon final. Old Mills Murray, the eternal fighter with a prosthetic hip, on the other hand, has proven himself ready for this turf season, though He only had to push himself to the limit for one set on Saturday. “The second set wasn’t really fun,” he said after reaching his 70th final match of the tour, amidst all praise for all the performances he had done in Stuttgart before. “It’s no longer a real match.” This was only because of Kyrgios, who, having behaved decently in the previous games, still lives in the demon in the Murray-Ländle.

Tennis Championships in Stuttgart: Cries of Joy: Andy Murray has reached the ATP Final for the 70th time.

Cry of Joy: Andy Murray has reached the 70th Pro Tour Final.

(Photo: Julia Rahn/Press Photo Baumann/Imago)

The first set was tight, with one of the longest rallies, Murray took a 7-5 win in the first half – from that moment on it looked like someone had lit a fuse that led straight to Kyrgios. After the monologues he gave before and after performances he never wanted to finish anyway, he’s now crossed the border. Blow the ball away. warning. The bat pierced. Point for Murray. Verbal belittling someone in the audience. Murray game. Within minutes, Kyrgios’ resistance was broken. Another crime could have been committed and disqualified. “He has the potential to be one of the best players,” Murray said. What he did not say, but echoed in this sentence: Kyrgios was often in his own way.

Later on Saturday evening, he released a statement on Instagram justifying his altercation with a viewer. He was racially insulted, and someone shouted at him, “Little black sheep, shut up and play.” And that, according to Kyrgios, is “unacceptable. If I defend myself then against the crowd, I get a penalty. Something mixes up there.” The accident should definitely be investigated by the ATP.

In any case, Murray was pleased with his big lead in the championship. “Compared to last year, I move better on the grass, some things give me courage,” he said. The final against Brittany won’t start until 3pm on Sunday, before the doubles final between Tim Potts/Michael Venus and Hubert Hurkacz/Mate Pavic takes place.

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