Australian Open News: Umpire Shows No Mercy to Struggling Carlos Alcaraz as Harsh Call Adds Salt to His Wound

Published 01/24/2024, 7:44 AM EST

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Alexander Zverev, who has never beaten a top-five player at a Grand Slam event, is currently up 6-1, 6-3 against the second-seeded Carlos Alcaraz, and he’s lost just six points on serve so far. As his German opponent is closing in on the semifinals of the Australian Open, Alcaraz doesn’t have any answers at the moment as he is under a lot of pressure. To add salt to his wound, the umpire has also made a harsh call as the 2-time singles Grand Slam champion struggles to make a comeback in his quarterfinal match in Melbourne.

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Carlos Alcaraz gets a time violation at the Australian Open

The renowned tennis journalist José Morgado recently brought to light the news of the Spanish tennis player facing a time violation in the second set of his quarterfinal match. He tweeted, “A time violation warning before break point and after that rally…”

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Reacting to the tweet, a popular tennis fan page commented, “I mean that’s when it needs to be enforced the most”

Another fan suggested that the right call was made by the umpire as the two-time singles Grand Slam champion got a time violation in the quarterfinal match. He said, “Rules are rules no?”

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Meanwhile, a fan also called the umpire’s harsh decision ‘rigged,’ as he commented, “rigged establishment wbk”

Do you think that the umpire made the right call, as the Spanish tennis star got a time violation at the Australian Open? Let us know in the comments section.

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Like millions of fans around the world, my foray into the world of tennis began after witnessing the incredible domination of the ?King of Clay? over the past decade. It was my passion for tennis that initially drew me to the dynamic field of sports journalism. My professional journey in sports journalism with EssentiallySports has seen me cover over 1000 articles, focusing on almost every ATP and WTA tournament, including Grand Slams.
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