ATP Released New Guidelines Regarding Toilet Breaks

ATP Released New Guidelines Regarding Toilet Breaks Photo: TT
Stefanos Tsitsipas reacts after defeating Andy Murray during the first round of the US Open tennis championships, Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, in New York

Due to the toilet break controversy caused by Stefanos Tsitsipas, ATP had imposed a new set of guidelines for toilet breaks.

The new guidelines were sent to the players that say bathroom breaks are only limited to one per match with only 3 minutes. Players are also allowed to change their clothes within two minutes only.

The newly imposed guidelines wouldn’t be impossible if not for the number of players who have been accused of spending more minutes in the toilet, as their tactical weapons to either rest or communicate with their other mentors via phone call.

That’s what happen during the US Open when the former number one Andy Murray accused Stefanos Tsitsipas of cheating after Tsitsipas disappeared a couple of times during their first and second-round match.

Tsitsipas had a lengthy toilet break at the end of the second match, and Murray can’t help but react to it. Although Tsitsipas believed that he wasn’t breaking any rule, Murray was convinced that a new guideline for toilet breaks should be imposed.

The new guideline also stated that if the player had excess toilet breaks, they are bound for time violations. The ATP organization had also imposed a new rule for medical timeouts, where players are only allowed to spend three minutes maximum per match, only allowed to be taken during a set break only.

Now that there was a new set of guidelines for toilet breaks, ATP can only hope that players would be disciplined enough to follow the guidelines and avoid time violations.

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