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'You're f**king arrogant': Fognini rips into umpire after losing at Rome Masters

Andy Murray’s conquerer crashes out after losing to Alex Zverev.

Source: tennisworld tv/YouTube

FABIO FOGNINI CRASHED out of the Rome Masters on Thursday evening, but his foul-mouthed parting shot could land him in hot water.

The Italian shook hands with Alexander Zverev after losing in straight sets to the seeded German, 6-3 6-3.

But as he shook hands with chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani, he told him: “You’re fucking arrogant.”

Fognini, who beat Andy Murray this week, had earlier asked Lahyani to check a mark in the clay before providing a ruling.

As he lost his temper in the second set, he smashed his racket off the ground, kicked a linesman’s chair, and called Lahyani a “clown” and “loudmouth.”

– Additional reporting by AFP

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