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Roger Federer says ‘misunderstanding’ caused heated debate with chair umpire in French Open win

The 39-year-old was concerned in a heated change with the chair umpire after he was handed a time violation for taking too lengthy between factors.

It triggered a prolonged dialog with the umpire with Federer clearly confused by the scenario. He was then seen asking Cilic questions whereas standing on the internet.

“I did not really feel like I used to be enjoying notably sluggish […] I all the time really feel like I do not make my opponent wait very a lot, however clearly Marin wished to go quicker. Now, I did not understand that,” Federer mentioned, enjoying down the incident.

“I simply really feel prefer it was a misunderstanding on many ranges. I did not perceive it and determine it out, and I suppose I’m simply new to the brand new tour.”

“It was fairly fascinating to stay via it. Got slightly vitality into the match, which I preferred.”

Roger Federer has an on-court row with umpire Emmanuel Joseph during his match against Marin Cilic.

The heated debate did not cease Federer from progressing into the third spherical at Roland Garros although, finally beating Cilic 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2.

The Swiss solely lately returned from severe knee surgical procedure final yr and has performed solely 3 times in the final 17 months.

Ahead of the clay courtroom main, Federer performed down his probabilities of profitable the grand slam however faces Germany’s 59th-ranked Dominik Koepfer in the subsequent spherical.

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