Dan Evans sounds off on umpires after French Open exit: I'm fed up...

Evans wasn't happy with one particular thing that occured during his French Open first-round loss to Holger Rune.

by Dzevad Mesic
Dan Evans sounds off on umpires after French Open exit: I'm fed up...
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Dan Evans sounded off on umpires following his French Open exit as the British tennis player believes some of them must be doing their jobs much quicker because every stoppage of play can break a player's rhythm or impact them negatively in some other ways.

Evans, a former world No. 21 now ranked at No. 62 in the world, kicked off his French Open campaign by playing against world No. 13 Holger Rune. 

After the opening two sets, Evans was facing a two-set deficit and he was just a set away from exiting the tournament. But then, the Briton improved his level and earned his first break of the match in the sixth game of the third set for a 4-2 lead. 

With Evans serving to confirm his break, chair umpire Jaumpe Campistol had to come down from his chair to check one mark. It went Evans' favor but the Briton still ended up losing that game as Rune won the last four games of the third set to complete a 6-4 6-4 6-4 win.

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Dan Evans© Getty Images Sport - Clive Brunskill

Evans: I'm fed up with the umpires...

"I'm fed up with the umpires, flat full stop," Evans said after the match. 

"I'm waiting to serve. It's freezing on the court. The match was flowing great and then just stopped in the middle. That's not the reason I lost and that's just part of the issue, part of the problem, but he'll be back in work again tomorrow.

"On the whole, the umpiring is good. The clay is a difficult surface. But definitely having a conversation on somebody else's serve, you don't see it in any other sport. In rugby, they get 10 metres or whatever, squash you're not allowed, it's no talking. We just sit there and have a conversation. We've seen many cases of it."

While Evans is out of the French Open singles event, his run at Roland Garros is still not concluded as he and Andy Murray are set to take on Sebastian Baez and Thiago Seyboth Wild in the men's doubles first round.

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