Hubert Hurkacz in the throes of madness, wants to change umpire!

The Pole gave rise to a moment of pure madness during the match with Dimitrov, with the Bulgarian (then the winner of the match) trying to calm him down

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Hubert Hurkacz in the throes of madness, wants to change umpire!
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Apparently moments of madness manage to strike even the most correct and exemplary tennis players on the Tour, the last of whom was Hubert Hurkacz, protagonist of a sensational moment of madness in the match against Grigor Dimitrov. The Pole has always had positive praise both for the way he behaves on the court and for the education shown off the court but, the 4th round of the Roland Garros triggered madness in him too.

Hubert Hurkacz
Hubert Hurkacz© Clive Brunskill / Staff Getty Images Sport
 

It is precisely for this reason that what happened yesterday was surprising, during the match valid for access to the quarter-finals against Dimitrov, Hurkacz appeared extremely nervous compared to any other match of his. On more than one occasion he argued with the chair umpire about the match. In the final part of the third set, the one that gave the victory to Dimitrov, a wrong call ignited Hurkacz's spirit even more, who in a real moment of madness, called the supervisor with the intention of changing the referee of the match (click here to watch the video shared by Eurosport).

The Pole did not limit himself to this protest, because he directly involved his opponent. Dimitrov explained to Hurkacz that there would be no problem for him but that he considers his reaction a bit exaggerated.

The Bulgarian showed all his sobriety and tried, despite the delicate moment also from the point of view of the score, to calm his rival with extreme kindness. Also thanks to Dimitrov's gesture, the situation calmed down until the end of the match, but evidently, this year at the Roland Garros, everything is happening, between the craziness of the tennis players (Andrey Rublev knows something about it!), autumn weather and disrespectful crowd.

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