Thanasi Kokkinakis’ entertaining run at Roland-Garros is over after losing in four sets to the 11th seed Karen Khachanov.
It looked like the Australian would force a fifth set against the Russian as he led the fourth set tiebreak 4-1 at Court Simonne-Mathieu on Friday night (AEST).
But the 27-year-old’s standards slipped at that point as Khachanov rallied for a 6-4, 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (5) third round win.
Watch Roland Garros 2023 from May 28. Every match ad free and on demand.Center court coverage in 4K UHD on Stan Sport
“I was getting ready for the fifth… he is one of the nicest guys on tour,” Khachanov said.
“The crowd was more for him. I don’t know what to do? You don’t love me?! It was a really crazy match.”
Indeed, it looked like the wheels might fall off for Kokkinakis in a one sided second set, in which he lashed out at Polish chair umpire Katarzyna Radwan-Cho.
Denial of responsibility! WebSalesPromotion.com is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – email@example.com. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.