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The Argentinian kicked at the advertising boards after losing a game in the final to Marin Cilic, which resulted in the wooden hoarding injurying the official’s shin.
Great Dane Wozniacki, a former world no1, said:
“It’s unfortunate that it had to happen and they had to default him. Under the circumstances, it was the right decision.
He went up to the linesman, and apologised to him. The only thing he can do is to apologise, there’s not much he can do about it afterwards.
There’s really not too much to say about it. I saw it on TV quite a few times. I’m just thinking to get something over your shin must hurt, and that looked like it really hurt.”