The German Davis Cup player had to give himself with his New Zealand partner Michael Venus in the quarterfinals of Melbourne in a stylish atmosphere, the local matadors Thanks Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrios 5: 7, 6: 3, 3: 6.

The Kia Arena enjoyed a witch chest, every point win of the two Australians cheered the fans frenetic. In part, the initiation also went beyond an appropriate level, for example with Buhrufigen in the case of accessories of Putz and Venus. With the profit of the second sentence, these took some air – but only briefly. Above all, Kyrios whipped the crowd with spraying gestures again and again.

Putz stressed that he did not play so well with his partner, but the atmosphere had not so good, he said, And I think that’s too much of the good. Tennis is entertainment, but that’s to a lot. But there are no real rules for these situations, the referee has tried their best. It was wild outside, said the 34-year-old, Kyrios had gone too far: What he does there between the first and second surcharge has nothing to do with entertainment. That’s just unsportsmanlike.

And I think that’s too much of the good. Tennis is entertainment, but that’s too much.

Tim Putz

Putz was the last German in the individual or double competitions of the Australian Open. Most recently, he had taken care of the semi-final with the Deutsche Team in Davis Cup on the side of Kevin Gleiwitz for Furor. On Grand Slam level, he had previously been the best results two quarter-finals at French Open (2020, 2021).