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Davidovich Fokina reacts to Rublev's disqualification in Dubai:

Davidovich Fokina reacts to Rublev's disqualification in Dubai: "We need VAR in tennis".

Russia's Andrey Rublev was disqualified in the semi-finals of the ATP 500 Dubai. Facing Alexander Bublik, the world number 5 broke down mentally, following an altercation with a linesman. Rublev allegedly hurled insults in Russian at a linesman. This disqualification is gaining a lot of momentum as players are starting to react to the incident. Such is the case of Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, who was eliminated in the quarter-finals of the tournament, and who expressed his views on his X account.

"It's very unfair that they disqualified Rublev without first making sure that what the linesman understood was correct. We need VAR in tennis," said the world No. 24.

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BryanB Publié par BryanB
KAZ Bublik, Alexander [7]
RUS Rublev, Andrey [2]
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
27e, 1395 points
Andrey Rublev
8e, 3935 points
Alexander Bublik
18e, 1992 points
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Considering rafa is playing one of the quickest players on tour and that this is only his 3rd tour match in well over 300 weeks I don't think this is too bad. Not too say I wouldn't have liked to see
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Christine N Christine N
I said earlier that Rafa would win in 3 sets & I still believe he can
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Aladdin Sane Aladdin Sane
Rafa never lost a 2R match at Barcelona before. It's really heartbreaking to see my idol going down like this. But I guess, if this is what it takes for him to be 100% fit for French Open then I will
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Sabah_Kazmi Sabah_Kazmi
It was just one break . Rafa will come back to win
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Richard R. Richard R.
Let's just say Trevisan is a better clay courter and played as such and Naomi has yet to master the surface.
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