The controversial incident occurred in the third set, with the Danish player leading 2-1 and the score at deuce. Cerúndolo hit a forehand shot that bounced twice before Rune could respond, but the umpire missed the error and the young star did not say anything.
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The chair umpire awarded the point to Rune, leading to a break for the 20-year-old player in the third set. Cerúndolo expressed his belief that video technology should be used in tennis during the press conference, saying:
“I don’t know why in tennis we don’t use it. We have Hawkeye to check the bounces, and you don’t have anything to check double bounces or if you touch the net or if you pass the racquet to the other side of the court."
“It was unbelievable because it was a clear double bounce. I was mad with the umpire because he has to see it. He has to, I don’t know, check it again and he didn’t do anything, and I don’t know, I think it’s his fault."
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“It’s not good that he didn’t give me the point, but I understand what, I don’t know, the tension, and you want to win, and what he did, but I’m really mad with the umpire because they have to do something. Put cameras. Get the chance to look again [at] the point because you cannot do that mistake."
In the quarterfinals, Holger Rune will face the 4th seed Casper Ruud, who defeated Chilean player Nicolas Jarry in the fourth round.