'Some moments he was maybe more acting' - Mate Pavic blasts Nicolas Mahut

Pavic and Oliver Marach defeated Mahut and Herbert in straight sets

by Luigi Gatto
'Some moments he was maybe more acting' - Mate Pavic blasts Nicolas Mahut

Nicolas Mahut fell on the back of the O2 Arena at the ATP Finals in London during the doubles match he was playing alongside Pierre-Hugues Herbert against Mate Pavic and Oliver Marach. In a press conference, Pavic said he doubts about Mahut's injury.

'They called two medicals. Honestly looked like it in the beginning. Later on, I mean, on some moments looked like he can barely walk, other moments he was playing normal. I don't know how much of a pain he really felt or not. I don't know.

Honestly, they played normally. By the end of the match, they broke back. He was fine Yeah, some moments he was maybe more acting than actually, he felt pain because I felt they were fine completely', said Pavic. Commenting on his own physical condition, Pavic added: 'No, everything is good.

I just didn't serve, let's say, from Paris. Just had a couple of days ago slowly by slowly just getting into it. Was just a strange feeling, I would say. Just a little bit more in the head than I actually felt something. I was okay.

After this match, there's no problem with it. Are the blocks at the back of the court dangerous for players? 'No', said Marach. 'I think for me it's away from the lines. If he runs back there, I mean, you know you have the blocks also.

It's unlucky what happened. If the block would be from the baseline two meters away, then I would tell you, Okay, it's dangerous This is the block in every tournament you have. The linesmen are there sitting. Especially here, a big centre court, four or five meters around that It was unlucky it was on the lob.

He couldn't look down and it happened. I think it's not an issue.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title

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