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Denis Shapovalov loses it to Australian Open umpire: ‘You guys are all corrupt’

Denis Shapovalov vented his frustrations during his quarterfinal match with Rafael Nadal on Monday night. (Screen grab via Twitter/@wwos)

Playing at the Australian Open certainly comes with its own stresses, and that was especially true for Denis Shapovalov on Monday night as he faced off in the quarterfinals with one of the best players in the world.

3 Alexander Zverev in straight sets in the fourth round less than two days ago, Shapovalov let his frustrations fly in a match with No. 6 Rafael Nadal, beginning with a heated uproar directed by chair umpire Carlos Bernardes. With a sharp attack.

After losing the first set 3-6 to an in-form top Nadal, Shapovalov lost it when he believed Nadal was given extra time to turn heads – something Nadal has been accused of before. has been applied.

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“You started the clock long ago and [Nadal is] Still not ready to play,” Shapo yelled at the umpire. “You have to code him.”

“He’s not ready to play,” replied Bernards.

“Are you kidding me? You’re all corrupt,” replied Shapovalov.

Moments later, Shapo once again looked down at Bernards before the umpire gave it back.

The broadcast’s commentary team said of the Canadian way of expressing their disappointment over that particular play, “He’s out of order. The clock was seven o’clock and his hands were up in the air like Rafa was doing something wrong.”

“Shapovalov is out of order here.”

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To Nadal’s credit, he later appeared in the middle of the courtroom and attempted to settle the dispute and pacify his opponent, which set aside that particular situation – although we may not know exactly what happened between the two fighters. What was said between The on-court mics are picking up their conversation.

To be fair to Shapo – although his words did cross the line – to try and face such an old Nadal performance, especially through the opening two sets, would take the hell out of anyone. .

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