Marijana Veljovic is as soon as once more the speak of the tennis world after her battle with Nick Kyrgios on the Australian Open on Wednesday evening.
Fans flocked to social media to commend the way in which Veljovic saved her composure as Kyrgios raged about having serves known as ‘lets’ when he believed they’d travelled method over the online.
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Kyrgios vented his frustrations at Veljovic each time the online expertise pinged one in every of his serves, despite the fact that there was nothing she may do about it.
“It’s bulls***, look at the score,” Kyrgios stated to Veljovic.
“It’s ruining the game. It’s ruining the game.
“You don’t understand it’s f***ing one-all in the fifth set.”
Veljovic hit Kyrgios with a degree penalty after he smashed a ball at her umpire’s chair, and confirmed leniency to not deduct him a complete sport when he subsequently swore at her.
Fans had been filled with reward for Veljovic’s dealing with of the difficult scenario, whereas additionally mentioning her uncanny resemblance to a sure pop star.
Respect to that umpire for holding her cool within the face of kyrgios… being kyrgios lol (she additionally checked to see if the let sensor was working correctly when the set ended, that was good too)
— Sara Sisti 🇨🇦 (@12SaraaZ) February 10, 2021
Agree or disagree with the behaviour, this chair umpire holds herself extremely effectively.
Composure underneath fireplace.
— n 1 c ok (@nicksplitter) February 10, 2021
She umpired a Federer match finally yr’s Australian Open. She’s the Serbian J-Lo doppelgänger. Spectacularly good umpire, with the way in which she dealt with that allow machine debacle so cool & calm.
— Joe McCarthy (@JoeMcCarthy24) February 10, 2021
This chair umpire is the love youngster of Ariana Grande and Jennifer Lopez and now you may’t unsee it #AusOpen
— Daniel Beswick (@DGBeswick1) February 10, 2021
The chair umpire for Kyrgios match appears to be like like Jennifer Lopez😂
— Henry Sutanto (@fbib) February 10, 2021
Veljovic additionally went viral throughout the 2020 Australian Open after a heated argument with Roger Federer.
Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard took to Twitter filled with admiration for the Serbian umpire.
“The umpire in this roger/tennys match is super pretty,” Bouchard tweeted.
And she was additionally on the centre of controversy on the US Open when German tennis nice Boris Becker commented on her appears to be like.
“I have to say, the umpire is extremely pretty,” Becker stated in commentary for EuroSport Germany.
“You eat with your eyes.”
Social media customers condemned Becker’s feedback as “creepy” and “disgusting”.
Kyrgios’ operating battle with chair umpire
Earlier on Wednesday evening, Kyrgios had clashed with Veljovic in regards to the let farce.
“Turn the machine off, it’s ruining the game, you’ve gotta understand me,” he stated.
“It’s missing the net by that much. How do you not understand that? Did you turn it off?
“Turn it off. I’m not playing until you turn it off. It’s this far off the net.”
He then expended in his post-match press convention.
“Having technology like that, you sound like an idiot trying to argue against it,” he stated.
“But even when (Humbert) was serving, it was literally this far (gestures with his hands to indicate about 20cm) over the net and the net thing went off.
“I was like there’s no chance this was accurate. If you have a device where you can turn down the sensitivities, I just think there’s too many variables.
“I don’t know. I don’t have the solution … maybe they need to upgrade their technology.”
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