Angry Roger Federer Loses Cool With Chair Umpire in French Open Win
Roger Federer Was Involved in a Heated Argument With The Chair Umpire During His Second Round Match Against Marlin Cilic at The French Open 2021.
Swiss Tennis player Roger Federer lost his cool with umpire Emmanuel Joseph at Roland Garros. Still, later, after he recovered, he defeated Marlin Cilic in four sets and reached the third round of the French Open 2021.
Roger Federer of Switzerland argues with the umpire during his men's second-round match against Marin Cilic of Croatia at the 2021 French Open.
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The 20-time grand slam champion Roger is known for keeping his cool on the court but somehow unknowingly tangled up in a row with the chair umpire. Federer's Roland Garros appearance is only the third tournament after he lost to Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals of the 2020 Australian Open.
There was some tension in the match as Federer received a time violation warning in the second set. The 39-year-old champion was absent for most of the last year because of a knee problem due to which he was unfamiliar with the change in regulations preventing ball boys and girls from handling players' towels.
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Unfortunately, Roger allowed his anger to continue and lost the second set, but later, he recovered from it and secured a 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 victory over his old rival Marlin Cilic. Before his match with Cilic, Federer made back-to-back game wins for the first time since last year's Australian Open.
After two knee operations last year, Roger came into the tournament with low expectations, playing only three matches in 2021. Nevertheless, he was excellent in a first-round win over Denis Istomin and was in the form until Cilic began to apply a lot more pressure, and the match hung in the balance in the third set.
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