Controversial final at Queen’s: Tabilo’s rival sees match suspended due to pitch condition

Controversial final at Queen’s: Tabilo’s rival sees match suspended due to pitch condition

The Chilean played the third set of his match against Davidovich Fokina.

Alejandro Tabilo’s ATP 500 debut at Queen’s came to an unexpected end. The Chilean was ahead in the third set, when his rival, Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, requested the suspension of the match because the grass court was very slippery.

Tabilo did not share the request and was in fact very opposed to the suspension of the duel. Leading 2-0 in the final set, he was in one of his best moments of the day and understood that victory was close. Something that will ultimately last until tomorrow, since tournament officials have heard Davidovitch’s request.

The Spanish player complained several times at the start of the second set, but after coming back from a break, he didn’t raise the issue again until the third set. There, it was after a volley that he found himself on the ground and refused to continue playing. Tabilo, for his part, insisted that the match must continue, but after long minutes of discussion with the tournament supervisor, he finally understood that the decision was made.

The match will resume this Tuesday at a time to be confirmed. The Chilean will enter duty at 7-6(6), 3-6, 2-0 in the first round of the Queen’s ATP 500, an event that appears to be his only preparation for Wimbledon, which begins July 1.

Source: Latercera

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