ZADAR, Croatia — Chair umpire Carlos Ramos issued a code violation to Croatia after Marin Cilic slammed his racket to the clay and mangled the body throughout a tense Davis Cup match in opposition to Sam Querrey of the United States on Sunday.
Carlos Ramos, the chair umpire who penalized Serena Williams within the US Open last, is pleased to get again to work as he returns to the chair for a Davis Cup semifinal between Croatia and the U.S.
Serena Williams talked about her style enterprise, not tennis fouls, throughout an look earlier than a enterprise conference in Las Vegas.
The U.S. Davis Cup gamers are attempting to remain out of the talk over chair umpire Carlos Ramos’ remedy of Serena Williams through the US Open last. Ramos can be dealing with the U.S. semifinal vs. Croatia.
Since it was the primary violation of the match, it was solely a warning. No factors had been deducted, and Cilic didn’t change any phrases with Ramos.
“Usually when you break a racket, you get a code violation,” Cilic stated.
Ramos was the umpire who gave Serena Williams three code violations in her straight-sets loss to Naomi Osaka throughout final weekend’s US Open last. The American nice argued she wasn’t being handled the identical as some male gamers.
The usually collected Cilic misplaced his cool after committing a collection of uncharacteristic errors late within the third set in opposition to Querrey.
After successful the opening set, Cilic wasted a 6-1 lead within the second-set tiebreak earlier than shedding 6-7 (2), 7-6 (6), 6-Three, 6-Four to Querrey, who performed rather than Steve Johnson. Querrey’s win evened the best-of-five collection at 2-2.
Cilic could not recall the final time he had smashed a racket.
“I don’t know,” he stated, including, “It’s always a little bit more nervous” to play within the Davis Cup.
Croatia’s Borna Coric is because of face Frances Tiafoe within the decisive fifth rubber. The winner will face France within the Nov. 23-25 last.