Russian tennis star Andrei Rublev has apologized to Roland-Garros after the explosive rage on the court almost ended when he faced a ball in the face of a groundsman.
The world number 7 defeated South Korea’s Kaun Sun-uke 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-2, 6-4, but started slowly and was obviously disappointed when he threw the ball with his racquet. Was. The first set ends after losing.
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The officer’s face was briefly missing when the ball bounced off the court and swept over the clay. It was actually so close that it dropped off his hat.
No one noticed what happened without the crowd, Rublev breaking the water bottle on the floor and continuing his dummy-spit.
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Rublev said, “I lost my mind for a moment, and of course I regret what I did.
“It’s better if I hit the racket on the seat, because the ball can affect anyone.
“It’s unprofessional on my part, and hopefully I’ll never do it again.”
Fans questioned online why Rublev was not hit with a greater punishment than a code violation, with the law in favor of disqualification if such an incident occurred.
Serbian star Novak Djokovic was disqualified from the 2020 US Open after he famously disqualified himself after hitting a line judge who was not in the game.
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