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Novak Djokovic Has Row With Umpire During Rome Masters

A furious Novak Djokovic berated the umpire during his Rome Masters final defeat to Any Murray.

The Serb, who lost 6-3 6-3 was apoplectic that the match was not halted due to the rain in the Italian capital.

With Murray just two games from victory, Djokovic took umpire Damian Steiner to task over the conditions, telling the official: “I don’t want to play anymore”. Earlier in the second set the world number one threw his racket in anger.

Steiner refused to budge though and the game continued.

Those watching at home labelled Djokovic a sore loser for his antics…

Djokovic was perhaps upset with Murray getting the better of him, having dominated the Scot in recent years. It was just his second defeat to the Briton in 14 meetings since the 2013 Wimbledon final. 

However, after the match Djokovic insisted that the fact he was losing the match played no part in his complaint.Murray, who was celebrating his 29th birthday on Sunday, will move back up to second in the updated rankings as the world’s top players head into the French Open which begins next week.


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