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Long bathroom breaks will be eliminated from tennis by ATP next season

Long bathroom breaks should be eliminated from tennis after ATP intervention to resolve the issue for next season.

The controversial use of tactical timeouts off the field has led to furious reprimands from opposition players.

From now on, players on the men’s circuit will only be entitled to one toilet break per match, lasting a maximum of three minutes from the moment the player in question enters the toilet.

Against Murray, Tsitsipas had a toilet break after the end of the second set, a medical time out after the next set and an eight-minute break after the fourth set.

The Briton subsequently called for a change in the rules, joking that it took Amazon founder Jeff Bezos longer to enter the space than Tsitsipas to use the bathroom.

In addition to the three-minute grooming time, players will also have two additional minutes to change clothes off the field.

This time off the field will only be allowed after the end of the set, with potential time violations if players exceed the limit.


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