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US Open takes 19 HOURS to correct embarrassing social media blunder – as tennis followers lash out over the error
- US Open makes embarrassing social media blunder on Twitter
- Tournament made graphic saying Berrettini and Sinner had been the primary Italians to attain the US Open quarterfinals collectively
- Twitter customers had been fast to criticise the event’s official account
- US Open corrected the error 19 hours later
The US Open has been mocked after committing an embarrassing social media blunder this week.
When Italian players Matteo Berrettini and Jannik Sinner battled previous their fourth spherical opposition into US Open quarter-finals, the event put collectively a graphic for social media.
The Italian-themed poster featured images of every participant accompanied by the phrases ‘Berrettini & Sinner – First Italian pair in historical past to attain the US open Quarterfinals’.
Of course it isn’t the primary time two Italians have reached that milestone on the US Open, and Twitter customers had been fast to level that out
‘Pennetta and Vinci?!’ stated one consumer – referring to the Flavia Pennetta Roberta Vinci from the ultimate in 2015.
Ex Italian star Roberta Vinci has already performed in a US Open quarter-final, not that the organisers remembered
‘hahaha you’d assume by now of us would study to cease ignoring the achievements of girls athletes,’ commented one other.
‘When will you cease embarrassing your self? You actually had an all Italian ultimate in 2015,’ commented a 3rd.
It took the US Open’s social media supervisor 19 hours to correct the blunder.
They tweeted a photograph of Flavia Pennetta and Roberta Vinci from the 2015 ultimate together with the remark, ‘Of course this stat is for males’s singles* all of us bear in mind this’.
Initial graphic (left) posted by the US Open Twitter account incorrectly stating that Berrettini and Sinner had been the primary Italian pair to attain the US Open quarters
Some tennis followers had been nonetheless not pleased with the correction.
‘Pretty poor, US Open twitter. And after all Flavia-Roberta was greater than the 2 males within the quarters as this was the *ultimate*,’ replied one consumer.
‘Then you need to, at the least, QRT [quote retweet] the unique tweet correcting your self. Bc you probably did neglect to add the phrase “men”, making it sound prefer it hadn’t been carried out by ladies earlier than,’ stated one other.
Norwegian fifth seed Casper Ruud outclassed Matteo Berrettini 6-1 6-4 7-6 (7-4) to attain the US Open semi-finals on Wednesday and Janik Sinner will play Carlos Alcaraz on Thursday.