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Federer, Djokovic through as storm rages over umpire's Kyrgios pep-talk

Federer, Djokovic through as storm rages over umpire's Kyrgios pep-talk

"The umpire should have given Nick Kyrgios a warning for unsportsmanlike behaviour because he's not trying and it's bad for the sport but in no chance can the chair umpire go down and have a sort of psychology session with one of the players". You will either see brilliant tennis, or a brutal meltdown. "I don't know if that changed something, I just know he doesn't have to do that", the Frenchman said after the match.

"I'm not sure if I'm the guy who's supposed to pull him to the side". I don't care what he said.

"He's never played me best of five, either", Nick Kyrgios says of Roger Federer. I wasn't feeling good. He added: "Nick, I know this is not you". I wasn't really listening to him (Lahyani). "But it didn't help me at all, to be honest", he said.

"If I had come back to win six games in a row, then [the accusation is] fair".

During an occasionally confrontational and sarcastic exchange with reporters, Kyrgios laughed at the suggestion that he had received coaching or a pep talk from Lahyani.

Kyrgios seemed destined to be heading for an early exit after he lost the first set and trailed by a break in the second, before Lahyani intervened.

Vekic's boyfriend Stan Wawrinka then joined in, posting a picture on Twitter accompanied by the hashtag #shhh.

The Aussie appeared to be offering minimal effort on the Herbert serve, something he has been accused of in the past and his actions have consistently left fans, umpires and opponents flummoxed. It was not just about "How are you feeling?"

"I had the feeling he was not giving 100%, not focused". "It happened to me in Cincinnati two weeks ago against (Juan Martin) Del Potro, the exact same thing happened".

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So why do you continually try to get me to say something that doesn't respect one of them? "I'm not going to, so quit asking". Saban may want to convince everyone that both Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa have roles on the team, and that's fine.

That was the first of three classic encounters that have all been decided in third-set tiebreakers.

The only problem? Umpires aren't allowed to give struggling players any form of on-court coaching or pep talks. They'll see him again against Kyrgios, who burst onto the scene with a win against No. 1 Rafael Nadal in 2014 at Wimbledon.

"I umpired thousands of matches I was ATP head of officiating I can't think of one". "I want to help you", Lahyani said.

The USTA said in a statement that Lahyani had simply been checking on Kyrgios's condition, and to inform him that "if his seeming lack of interest in the match continued, that as chair umpire, he would need to take action". We all hear on the video what the umpire said to Nick overpassing (overstepping) his functions. "(To) Err is human but I still wait for explanations". "When we players are making mistakes on court we are sanctioned".

Today, the 14th seed faces off against Serbia's Aleksandra Krunic, who's into the third round here for the second consecutive year.

Paire smashed his racquet, argued with the umpire and produced 11 double faults as Federer came through 7-5 6-4 6-4.

It can be a physio, a doctor, an umpire, for that matter, " Federer said.

The match completely turned around after that as the 23-year-old went on to bounce back in the second set and also win the following two sets to reach the third round.