Federer favoured, says Agut
ROGER Federer has been accused of receiving umpire “favouritism” by a Spanish opponent after the tennis legend advanced to the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals.
World No. 28 Bautista Agut lashed out at the umpires after his successful forehand was called out by a linesman in the deciding set, forcing the point to be replayed.
Federer successfully broke Agut’s serve and went on to take the set 6-4, sparking an outburst from his downed opponent.
“It is not the first time that favouritism has occurred,” Agut said after the match.
“I do not think I lost by that ball, but in my opinion I do not think the referee was right there. I’m a bit disgusted with the result.’’