The following is from a newspaper report that I looked up on the net as the ATP failed to report on a match correctly. They glossed over what really happened, read on.....
Bulgarian star Grigor Dimitrov lost the Istanbul claycourt final on Sunday after a series of violent racquet-smashing tantrums resulted in a championship-ending game penalty.Second seed Dimitrov was leading Argentina's Diego Schwartzman by a set and 5-2 before he completely lost control of himself and eventually the match.
Schwartzman, the world number 87, went on to claim a 6-7 (5/7), 7-6 (7/4), 6-0 win for his first title.
But it was 24-year-old Dimitrov's antics that grabbed the headlines as he lost 11 of the last 12 games.
Bidding for a fifth career crown and playing in his eighth final, the Bulgarian became increasingly frustrated with his inability to close out the match, smashing racquet after racquet into the Istanbul clay.
Once he went into a third meltdown courtside at 0-5, 40-40 in the decider, it resulted in a game penalty and forfeit of the match.
"I let myself down, I let my team down, I let my family down with that behaviour," the world No. 29 told reporters.
"I started cramping at 5-2 in the second set. It was very unfortunate that I couldn?t close out the match. I have to give credit to Diego."
That was what happened in Istanbul yet the ATP site has covered it up by instead choosing to post a chapter on the winner Schwartzman's career instead, why is this ? Usual story. If something happens that does not give the sport the Walt Disney 'fluffy duck' type of reputation then it isn't even reported on.
What happened in Istanbul was a true indication of what can happen to a player's mind who snatches defeat from the jaws of victory. Don't gloss it over ATP, accept the fact that the game owns 'human beings' and not just 'robots'.....
Weak as piss once again........