He concedes “every little thing has a restrict”, however Boris Becker believes tennis is “an leisure sport” and “a little bit of blood, sweat and tears” are good.
Following a rise in boorish behaviour the previous few months, the ATP introduced they’ve instructed on-court officers to take a stricter stance in judging violations whereas those that proceed to overstep the mark face harsher penalties.
The transfer got here after the likes of Alexander Zverev, Nick Kyrgios and Jenson Brooksby have been all concerned in varied unsavoury incidents, starting from hitting the umpire’s chair with a racket to verbal abuse and almost hitting ball individuals after throwing their rackets.
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Regardless of criticism from varied corners, Becker feels “feelings are good” for the game.
“I’m fairly pleased that we have been allowed to play and in the end go berserk beneath the exclusion of the social media and the microphones so to talk,” he instructed Eurosport Germany’s tennis podcast.
“It’s harder for the gamers right this moment. Every part is extraordinarily clear, too clear for my style. After which the query is how does the tennis authority cope with it?
“Tennis can be an leisure sport. I don’t need to see computer systems and machines on the courtroom both.
“Feelings are good, a little bit of blood, sweat and tears, that stimulates, that was already the case with us. However every little thing has a restrict.”
Becker admits that the “line is skinny”, however feels gamers typically need to be given a wake-up name.
“I understand how to cut up rackets or how one can deal with the referee badly,” he mentioned.
“That’s why I received’t criticise him now. However I used to be additionally punished. I wasn’t suspended both, however I used to be punished and then you definitely get up. And sure, the road is skinny. What else do you enable?
“The way in which [Daniil] Medvedev insulted the referee in Melbourne [at the Australian Open]. That makes John McEnroe nearly innocent. Or Nick Kyrgios – the issues he does on the courtroom… We in our era have been additionally dangerous, however the boys right this moment, they’re at the very least as dangerous.
“When you forbid a participant to play in tournaments, that’s the utmost punishment. The place they’re assured to get up is when they aren’t allowed to play in 4 or 5 tournaments.”
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World No 7 Casper Ruud and seven-times Grand Slam winner Mats Wilander are in favour of stricter punishment with the latter insisting Zverev ought to have been banned after he took his frustration out on the umpire’s chair in Acapulco.
Becker, although, isn’t impressed by those that criticise gamers.
He added: “What I don’t like in any respect is when different gamers criticise that. Everybody actually has to remain inside themselves and look within the mirror.
“We’re all not good, everybody freaks out typically and also you simply don’t do this. I additionally name the tennis gamers team-mates, so you actually shouldn’t remark publicly on different folks’s misconduct. I feel it’s improper.
“The penalties are there, they don’t have to be reinvented. The query is what has to occur for a participant to essentially be punished for weeks?”