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Thursday, 08 June 2023
Roger Federer loses temper with umpire in the French Open
Roger Federer

The Swiss player, and one of the greatest tennis players in the world, Roger Federer lost his temper, and became entangled in a rare running dispute with a chair umpire on Thursday before safely securing his place in the French Open last 32. Roger Federer

Federer saw off Marin Cilic for the 10th time in 11 meetings, winning 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-2 but only after a second set bust-up with umpire Emmanuel Joseph.

The 20-time Grand Sam title winner was handed a time violation at 1-3 down in the for taking too long between points.

Former US Open winner Cilic was also handed a time warning late in the third set. Roger Federer

Federer, the oldest man in the draw at 39, lost his cool and the set before recovering to defeat former world number three Cilic.

Playing in only his second French Open since 2015, Federer goes on to face Germany's Dominik Koepfer for a place in the last 16.

"I don't even dare to go my towel anymore," Federer said to former umpire Joseph. Roger Federer

Source: France24

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