Recap: Brazil vs Tunisia 1:4 (Round of 1) (Sport<>)
Thiago Cyvot Wilde, an unknown tennis player from Brazil, stunned world No. 2 Daniil Medvedev from Roland Garros this week when the world No. 172, in his first appearance at the tournament after coming up from qualifying, beat the Russian, who was considered a contender to win, in five sets.
After the victory, a Brazilian journalist confronted him at a press conference about his past, mentioning the lawsuit filed against him by his ex-girlfriend, who claimed that he physically and psychologically abused her during the relationship, threatened her and threw her out of the house. He was questioned at length by the police, and the investigation is ongoing.
Thiago Saivot Wild, Brazilian tennis player (Photo by Getty Images, Julian Finney)
Asked about it at the press conference, the tennis player, who previously denied the allegations, replied: "I don't know why you're bringing it up now. That's not something we're supposed to talk about here. No, you have to decide if I'm talking about it." The journalist replied: "That's my job, I just want the information", to which the tennis player replied: "You can write whatever you want!"
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Former partner Tayana Lima, a Brazilian online influencer, responded yesterday to the controversy surrounding her ex, writing: "Everyone is reaching out to me now, asking me, journalists, tennis players, everyone is waiting for me to say something, to bomb, to curse. But I evolved, and what happened happened, I made progress.
"If he stopped acting like that, and devoted 100 percent of himself to sports and self-care, that's what I could hope for. I hope he has improved as a person. Of course I will never forget what happened. Justice will work. Everything I have said has been proven, and will be proven. The complaint was accepted by the State Prosecutor's Office, this is not a joke. What happens to him in his career has nothing to do with me."
- Roland Garros