So, what’s shakin’ at the French Open? Not hands, apparently.
Watch Laurent Lokoli of France refuse to press flesh with the victorious Martin Klizan of Slovakia after their first-round match on Tuesday. Lokoli threw in a finger-wag and dismissive wave for theatrical effect.
Some fans booed, but we can’t totally blame Lokoli. According to Deadspin, Klizan had reacted earlier to a game-ending Lokoli double fault by yelling in triumph and then pointing at his brain, perhaps to signify the pressure had gone to Lokoli’s head to make such a mental mistake.
Not cool either.
The two also argued on the sideline, with Lokoli accusing Klizan of faking a leg injury, the Telegraph reported. He also said Klizan disrespected him.
Bad blood all around, it seems.
So while Klizan got the five-set victory, maybe we can call the bad sportsmanship competition a draw.