Sixth racket of the world Zizipus Stefanos spoke about the moment when during a match against nick Kyrios broke a racquet and hit her father.
Zizipus after losing the first set in a match on the ATP Cup could not restrain his emotions and began to smash the racket in front of his chair. One of the shards hit the hand of his father, Apostolos, causing bleeding, according to FOX Sports Australia.
Father and trainer of Zizipus was forced to leave the court to get medical help. After seeing what happened out on the court the mother of Stefanos Yulia Salnikova and yelled at him.
In the second game Zizipus again has not coped with nerves and was penalized one point for unsportsmanlike conduct. As a result, the Stefanos lost Kyrios with the score 6:7 (7:9), 7:6 (7:3), 6:7 (5:7).
The Australian team reached the quarter-finals of the ATP Cup, the team of Greece prematurely lost chances to qualify from the group.