It's been a very interesting Roland Garros this year yet headlines from it mostly revolved around things that have nothing to do with tennis.
One of those headlines revolved around the amount of booing we've seen at this year's event. The French crowd generally doesn't mind a good boo or two, especially when they perceive something as questionable behaviour.
We've seen them boo players for not shaking hands, for openly mocking them and their antics and all sorts of other things. Players have spoken out against it with some like Jabeur branding them a very difficult crowd.
Fritz takes home the trophy for the most booed player at the event after he clashed with the French crowd after eliminating the last Frenchman standing in the ATP draw. Boo or no boo, it shouldn't matter according to Nick Kyrgios. The Australian voiced his thoughts in a recent tweet admitting that it's something players should be used to.
All around the world, whether it be having people chanting your name, idolising you, getting booed at, it’s always going to be a factor in sport. Why are we having so many people complain about it?
He would know a thing or two about that but in other news, Kyrgios also shared his thoughts on the default that happened in the doubles match on Sunday. A bill girl was hit with a tennis ball by Miyu Kato, who was defaulted from the match along with her partner Aldila Sutjiadi. A fair decision according to Kyrgios who, again, knows a thing or two about defaults.
The same thing happened to Novak Djokovic a few years ago at the US Open so there's something to compare with. Not many players can claim to have done something Djokovic did in his career. A strict rule-follower, Kyrgios is right, a rule is a rule, no matter how brutal it is.
Also, it’s not about the intent, if you a hit a ball at a kid it’s a default.