Del Potro mad at Raonic for not calling penalty on self (VIDEO)

by: Matt Cronin August 08, 2013

TENNIS.com

In Montreal, Juan Martin del Potro is furious with Milos Raonic for not calling a penalty on himself when he touched the net in a critical part of the second set. Chair umpire Mohamed Layhani apparently didn’t see it, so the Argentine lost the point and shortly after that the match. The Argentine was also upset with an 11-minute medical timeout that the Canadian took at the start of the first set to treat a neck injury, but the non-call in the second set was what he said made him “very upset.”

“I think that he should recognize what he did and admit that he was wrong,” del Potro told batennis.com in an audio interview. “The whole stadium saw it, the umpire saw it, but it’s his decision and there’s nothing that I can do about it. I’m leaving here very bitter.”

Raonic admitted that he touched the net, and when asked whether he should have called a penalty on himself, he said: “It’s a big point. If you can put somebody in that situation, being down a break point, same thing happens do you call it on yourself?"

Raonic was then told by a reporter that it was Del Potro’s point and he responded, “Hypothetically yes, technically no.”

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