Daniel Evans – Jannik Sinner controversy: comes the backstory.
Daniel Evans – Jannik Sinner controversy: comes the backstory
Daniel Evans è got into a social media storm for mocking Jannik Sinner during the first round match of the Beijing tournament. On the occasion, the British tennis player had ridiculed the San Candido athlete's request for the physiotherapist's intervention, imitating the Ugly's holding his leg, leaning on his racket.
An unpleasant and not unprecedented gesture, as revealed by tennis player Alafia Ayeni on Twitter: "He did the same thing with me in a Challenger in 2018, I had ankle problems and he started teasing me (I was 18 years old and out of the Top 1000) and he did it at every point".
Sinner has since overcome the problems and is now è in the quarterfinals after beating Nishioka in his next match: he will now play for a place in the semifinals against Grigor Dimitrov, who defeated Holger Rune.