Tennis fans criticize Iga Swatik for his controversial racket change during the US Open final

all your together Shot down Our Jaber In the 2022 final US Open To raise her first title in the championship and her third Big smash hits The surname in general, but not before she immersed herself in controversy.

Having got the first set 6-2, the Bologna returned to Jaber at a corner in the second set as well, and the score was 6-5 40-30 in her favor from serving her opponent. In an attempt to salvage match point, the Tunisian was about to serve when Swiatek rushed off the court to get a new racket.

Nothing came of the swap, as the world number 5 seed won the point without much of a fan and then held serve to tie the set 6-6 and take it to the tiebreak. However, the Poles’ decision to change her racket during this big moment didn’t sit well with fans on social media.

Swiatek constantly holding her racket to delay Jabeur’s serve isn’t athletic at all. Really trying to distract. #usopen

Many saw this as a glaring hindrance on the part of Swiatek, an unsportsmanlike attempt to break Jabeur’s momentum. Earlier during the match, fans had already complained that the 21-year-old was constantly raising her racket to stop Jaber’s serve.

All this together has earned the three-time Grand Slam champion some unwanted fame among users on Twitter, who have argued that she needs to improve her behavior on the court if she is to become a fan favorite. One fan wrote to himself:

“I think there should be more discussion in general about Iga Swiatek’s behavior on the court. Her amazing talent.”

Tweet embed I think there should be more discussion in general on Iga about court behavior tbh. I don’t think she’s particularly athletic and her paddle flicking, arm waving, etc. are glaring drawbacks. It makes it more difficult to achieve her success despite her remarkable talent.

Meanwhile, another fan saw it wasn’t as important a moment in the match as others had pointed out, noting that she hardly took any extra time and that she should be allowed to change her racket if she felt it would be better for her.

“This has been overstated, it doesn’t take much longer than you do when you go in the towel.”

This has been exaggerated, and it doesn’t take much longer than when you go to the towel twitter.com/tennispodcast/…

I think I can safely say there will be a lot of discussion about Swiatek’s decision to change her racket before the championship point, regardless of who wins the tiebreaker and whatever happens from here.

Here are some reactions from fans:

Already planning how to start brainstorming and stir up some hate towards her twitter.com/tennispodcast/…

I think I can safely say there will be a lot of discussion about Swiatek’s decision to change her racket before the championship point, regardless of who wins the tiebreaker and whatever happens from here.

Tweet embed There should be more discussion about how this shameful audience behaved with this second group
Tweet embed Ega Konstanley cheats via game ship. Puts her attack up to make the server wait. Sikney Ng
Tweet embed Very unforgivable. But she seems to love these kinds of gaming moments, like waving her arms to distract Grid again. Put that to the shouts of the crowd during service and during matches to sum up a very poor final. But then Iga matches are usually bad hours.
Tweet embed Very unforgivable. But she seems to love these kinds of gaming moments, like waving her arms to distract Grid again. Put that to the shouts of the crowd during service and during matches to sum up a very poor final. But then Iga matches are usually bad hours.
Tweet embed It’s everything you thought Emma was going to ik This is a tough pill to swallow, so maybe you’ll get over it? 🤭
Tweet embed usopen Tweet embed She is allowed to do so and there is no connection between changing the racket and winning the match She is so talented and talented!!

Swiatek fan, but the inoppprtune racket change and net distraction aren’t that great…

Iga Swiatek just went to get a new racket on the CHAMPIONSHIP POINT in the Grand Slam final 🤣. is this happened before? It didn’t work anyway. break the tie #USOpen2022

“Honestly I didn’t see her change her racket, I was more focused on myself” – Ons Jabeur in Iga Swiatek’s controversy moment

Iga Swiatek at the 2022 US Open

But speaking of the moment during her press conference, Ons Jabeur brought up the issue, declaring that she didn’t feel like Ija Swiatek ever held her back to change her racket at all and that she was more focused on herself.

“She changed her racket, honestly I didn’t see her change her racket. Maybe she was struggling with the balls. I don’t see her struggling that much, to be honest with you. She won the Grand Slams (smiles). Maybe she’s going to struggle not to change balls now,” Jaber said. I honestly have not seen. I was more focused on myself. I was really happy with that [Iga Swiatek] She missed the backhand.”