VIDEO: Diego Schwartzman accuses Kevin Anderson of needless grunting at French Open

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Monday, June 4th, 2018 | 0

Diego Schwartzman has accused Kevin Anderson of unnecessarily grunting during their fourth round match at the French Open on Monday.

During one of the changeovers, a visibly bothered Schwartzman decided to take up his concern to chair umpire Marijana Veljovic.

“How is it possible for him to shout after every point ‘right here, right here’? I’ve never seen anything like it in my life,” the world No. 12 said.

“It does not matter if he plays a good point or if I’m making a bad choice, he’s always saying something. Come on… shut up. This is not respected.

“We must have some respect. When I miss a ball, it has to be quiet.”

He asked the umpire if she’s with him, to which she smiled and nodded.

The escalation seems to have spurred Schwartzman on as he rallied from a two-set deficit to pull off a 1-6 2-6 7-5 7-6 6-2 win over Anderson to seal his place in the quarter-finals.

He has a mountainous task ahead as he’s been drawn to face ‘King of Clay’ Rafael Nadal on Wednesday.


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