As the game is over, gave Pablo Carreño Busta and his opponent still in the Hand, before he threw angry his bag on the playing field and in a rant fell into disrepair. On the way to the locker room, the Spaniard gave desert insults (“motherfucker! Son of a bitch!”) . The target of his denigration of the referee, Thomas Sweeney, who had decided an important point at the expense of the 27-Year-old was.

The exciting eighth final match against Kei Nishikori went five sets and had a dramatic final phase. In the Match Tie-Break Carreno Busta 8:5 led against the Japanese, as the controversial decision turned the game. A Ball of Carreño Busta grazed the net and landed in Nishikoris half.

The line judge gave to the Ball, Nishikori played more and hit back the Ball. How the Hawk-Eye showed, had landed the Ball just on the line. Carreño Busta argued with the referee, the ball would have to be repeated. Sweeney remained at the time of decision and the point when Nishikori. This won the next three points and took the Match with an ACE.

On the subsequent press conference, the 23 apologized. the world ranking list for his response to the Official: “I am very sad. After I fought for five hours, was not my way to leave the space correctly,” said Carreno Busta. Nevertheless, he insisted that the referee had made the wrong choice.

At the end of the set by Nishikori, the Eighth in the world rankings, with 6:7, 4:6, 7:6, 6:4, 7:6 against its counterparties. The Match lasted 5:05 hours. The Japanese has now turned in two of the four rounds at the Australian Open in the Match after the first two sets were lost. In total, he comes in the first four games of the tournament at 13:47 hours. “I have the feeling that this is not enough,” said Nishikori after the second round: “Today, the most difficult Match was. I’ll try to recover well tomorrow.”

Djokovic comes a record victory a step closer

In the quarter-finals, meets Nishikori on Novak Djokovic, who defeated the Russians Daniil Sergeyevich Medvedev 6:4, 6:7, 6:2, 6:3 . For the world rank list first from Serbia, it was a laborious victory in the third set of the 22 built-year-old Medvedev, who was stuck in Melbourne without losing a set.

A seventh title would make Djokovic the record winner of the Australian Open. Currently he shares the best value with Roy Emerson, and Roger Federer, was eliminated on Sunday surprisingly against the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas.

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