WATCH: Andrey Rublev gets furious over the umpire for allowing Novak Djokovic extra time to serve during their quarter-final clash at the 2023 Australian Open

Andrey Rublev gives it back to the chair umpire for allowing Novak an extra time to serve


WATCH: Andrey Rublev gets furious over the umpire for allowing Novak Djokovic extra time to serve during their quarter-final clash at the 2023 Australian Open

Andrey Rublev

The Russian star player, Andrey Rublev was frustrated over the decision of the umpire. It was during his quarterfinal clash against Novak Djokovic in the ongoing Australian Open. Novak was constantly taking more time than given to serve during the second set and Rublev was not happy about it.

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He lost the first set 1-6 and was trailing in the second set 2-3. Novak was serving the sixth game and when Rublev lost a point, he let out his anger on the umpire for allowing the Serbian to take more time than given.

Both Rublev and Novak were seen animated when they lost points. The former world No.1 was seen arguing with his team whenever he lost a point. On the other hand, Rublev was animated more and kept shouting. However, in the sixth game of the second set, he vented his emotions out on the umpire.

Rublev wanted the umpire to give Novak a warning for the serve clock violation. But he wasn’t happy when the umpire didn’t agree with the fifth seed. Jim Courier in the commentary then joked and said “I guess he doesn’t need to look in his mailbox around Christmas for that card from Novak”.

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Novak Djokovic crushes Andrey Rublev to reach the semis

The former world No.1, Novak Djokovic is unstoppable at the moment and is crushing his opponents in every match. His victories are not just any wins but commanding ones. He had just beaten the fifth seed, Andrey Rublev in straight sets 6-1, 6-2, 6-4. Rublev couldn’t break the Serbian’s serve once during the match. However, Novak broke Rublev’s serve five times.

The match ended in around two hours again like the fourth-round match. Rublev had no answers to Novak’s winners as the 35-year-old looked in sublime touch. Experts and fans anticipated a fight from Rublev as he had a great tournament until the quarterfinals. However, nothing as such happened and Novak cruised past him into yet another semis.

The 9-time Australian Open champion will now face the American, Tommy Paul in the semis. Although it looks like another one-sided context on paper, Novak wouldn’t consider it as one. Fans are hoping for yet another masterclass from the fourth seed on Friday.

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