French Open Player Refuses To Shake Hands As Bad Blood Boils Over

So, what’s shakin’ at the French Open? Not hands, apparently.

Watch Laurent Lokoli of France refuse to press flesh with the victorious Martin Klizan of Slovakia after their first-round match on Tuesday. Lokoli threw in a finger-wag and dismissive wave for theatrical effect.

The crowd at Roland-Garros booed, but we can’t totally blame Lokoli. According to Deadspin, Kizan had reacted earlier to a game-ending Lokoli double fault by yelling in triumph and then pointing at his brain, perhaps to signify the pressure had gone to Lokoli’s head to make such a mental mistake.

Not cool either.

The two also argued on the sideline, with Lokoli accusing Klizman of faking a leg injury, the Telegraph reported. He also said Klizman disrespected him.

Bad blood all around, it seems.

So while Klizman got the five-set victory, maybe we can call the bad sportsmanship competition a draw.

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