ROME – Fabio Fognini wins the match against the American Reilly Opelka in the fifth set and lands in the second round of the Australian Open. A high-tension match as both players took turns finding a way to fight with the chair judge, Carlos Bernardes: “I can't play with a referee who doesn't give me peace of mind – Fognini's outburst, in Italian -. Rafael Nadal asks if everything is fine, but if Fognini asks it… If His Majesty asks it, everyone will be satisfied immediately. You are a shame – added the Ligurian to the referee – you are not suitable for this profession.
The referee punished Fognini for breaking the racket during the match (at the bottom of the article the moment when the Italian tennis player throws the racket on the ground breaking it). The Italian tennis player is not there and he takes it out on Bernardes: "You can't give me a penalty for throwing my racket".
Opelka also took it out on Bernardes because he had not penalized Fognini: “You are pathetic – the words of the American -. You gave me a penalty immediately, he did it at least three or four times. "
As for the match, Fabio Fognini, seeded number 12, recovered the two sets of disadvantage against Opelka and won for 3-6, 6-7 (3/7), 6-4, 6-3, 7 -6 (10/5).
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