After surviving a 5-7, 6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 9-7 marathon in the Davis Cup, world No. 8 Janko Tipsarevic said he was on the receiving end of an obscene gesture from Czech opponent Radek Stepanek.
The two met at the net and exchanged a curt handshake following the five hour, 10 minute match. As they separated, Stepanek appeared to say something to Tipsarevic. The Serbian took offense to the comment and tried to confront his opponent. He was eventually held back by Serbian captain Bogdan Obradovic.
Tipsarevic later posted a picture (above right) that he says proves Stepanek gestured with his middle finger. Stepanek's hand is on the right, untaped. Tipsarevic tweeted the photo with the caption: "It really is a shame that a great tennis nation like CZE is represented by someone like him."
The photo is unclear about the bird-giving, as is the video below. It's obvious Stepanek said something Tipsarevic didn't like, but the middle finger usage goes unseen. Whether or not it happened, Stepanek's behavior was unsportsmanlike and boorish.