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Marin Cilic issued violation by same umpire in Serena Williams’ US Open final

Marin Cilic received a code violation for slamming his racket in a Davis Cup match Sunday by the same umpire who issued three violations to Serena Williams in her US Open final.
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Marin Cilic received a code violation for slamming his racket in a Davis Cup match Sunday by the same umpire who issued three violations to Serena Williams in her US Open final.

ZADAR, Croatia — Chair umpire Carlos Ramos issued a code violation to Croatia after Marin Cilic slammed his racket to the clay and mangled the frame during a Davis Cup loss to Sam Querrey of the United States.

Since it was the first violation of the match, it was only a warning. No points were deducted and Cilic did not exchange any words with Ramos.

Ramos was also the umpire who gave Serena Williams three code violations in her straight-set loss to Naomi Osaka during last weekend’s U.S. Open final. The American great argued she wasn’t being treated the same as some male players.

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The normally collected Cilic lost his cool after committing a series of uncharacteristic errors late in the third set.

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After winning the opening set, Cilic wasted a 6-1 lead in the second-set tiebreak.

Querrey, who played in place of Steve Johnson, rallied to win 6-7 (2), 7-6 (6), 6-3, 6-4 and even the best-of-five semifinal at 2-2

Croatia’s Borna Coric was playing Frances Tiafoe in a decisive fifth rubber.