‘I was shocked and p****d’: US second-best men’s player Taylor Fritz hits back on Twitter after physio REFUSES to treat him during No. 39 game against Cameron Norrie in Mexico
- Taylor Fritz lost to Cameron Norrie when he called the trainer
- However, the physio refused to give Fritz a three-minute medical time-out
- Fritz posted on Twitter that he felt pain in his right elbow earlier in the match
- When he felt it getting worse, he said he wanted it treated so he could finish playing
- Norrie beat Fritz and then beat Brandon Nakashima in the final
- The win over Nakashima made it the first ATP title in Norrierie’s career
Taylor Fritz has defended himself on Twitter after an incident in which a physio refused to treat him during a hiatus against Britain’s Cameron Norrie.
Norrie led 6-3 4-1 in the semifinals at the Los Cabos Open when the second-best American men’s player called the coach over an discomfort in his right elbow.
However, the coach dismissed the player’s concerns and refused to allow a three-minute medical time-out. Jose Morgado: ‘I just saw you serve, you don’t look in pain. That’s my call.’
Taylor Fritz called the coach with Cameron Norrie leading their match 6-3 4-1 in Mexico
However, the world No. 39 was denied treatment because the physio said he looked uninjured
Fritz was forced to play and lost the next two games as Norrie advanced to the final.
Fritz took to Twitter after the loss and said: “It’s troubling because I wanted to call the coach earlier but my arm wasn’t that bad and I thought I’d keep playing and see if it got better.
“I felt it was getting worse, so I wanted a treatment in the hopes of finishing the race pain free.
Norrie defeated Fritz, then defeated Brandon Nakashima for his first ATP singles title
“Realistically I’m a set behind and 1-4 (so) coming back is difficult. I just wanted to see if maybe we could make it feel better and I could finish the game feeling better.
“I was especially shocked and angry because I was treated like I was trying to get the icing on the cake from a friend.”
Norrie won the tournament, beating Brandon Nakashima 6-2 6-2 for his ATP singles title.