Russia’s Karen Khachanov was lucky to keep away from disqualification from the European Open on Friday when he smashed his racquet into the umpire’s chair all by the use of a fiery quarter-final loss to Britain’s Dan Evans.
Khachanov, the third seed, had a match diploma contained contained within the second set nonetheless was livid when a line resolve went in opposition to him.
He kicked out on the internet and clattered his racquet into the chair of umpire Adel Nour.
“It is a joke. All individuals can see it was out. Are you drunk related this second?” Khachanov screamed on the official ahead of the tie went to a decider.
Evans went on to win Three-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-Four and subsequent faces France’s Ugo Humbert who claimed a 6-Three, 7-6 (7/2) win over qualifier Lloyd Harris of South Africa.
Australian eighth seed Alex De Minaur beat Marcos Giron of the USA 6-Three, 6-Zero and should face Bulgarian fourth seed Grigor Dimitrov.
Dimitrov progressed when Canada’s Milos Raonic withdrew injured.
Antwerp ATP outcomes on Friday (x denotes seeded participant):
Alex De Minaur (AUS x8) bt Marcos Giron (USA) 6-Three, 6-Zero
Grigor Dimitrov (BUL x4) bt Milos Raonic (CAN x5) – walkover
Dan Evans (GBR) bt Karen Khachanov (RUS x3) Three-6, 7-6 (9/7), 6-Four
Ugo Humbert (FRA) bt Lloyd Harris (RSA) 6-Three, 7-6 (7/2)