Fed­erer favoured, says Agut

NT News - - SPORT -

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.’’

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