According to Reuters, ATP intends to make the much-discussed change in the regulation for the toilet break, by the end of the year.
According to a Reuters source quoted by ATP, long-lasting toilet breaks are very likely to be a thing of the past.
After the many discussions during the US Open, on the occasion of some long toilet breaks of Stefanos Tsitsipas, ATP seems to have decided to become less flexible with this regulation.
“There will be a change in the regulations for toilet breaks, as well as for medical timeouts on the pitch, ” an ATP spokesman told Reuters.
“I hope it will be done before the end of the year and will be implemented from January,” he added.
Andy Murray and Alexander Zverev were the two players who made the toilet break a big issue, both speaking against Stefanos. Other players, among them Novak Djokovic, defended Stefanos, who, as he underlined, did not break any rules. For this reason, most agreed that if something had to be done, it would be to change the specific regulation that does not limit players in time when they leave for the locker room.