French Open - 'Half the mark is on the line!' - Novak Djokovic rows with umpire on overrule v Lorenzo Musetti
"That's half of the mark! Half of the mark is on the line!" Djokovic protested, laughing in disbelief. "Half of the mark is on the court and half of the mark is on the line!" The world number one could not understand why a big serve of his was first called out, then overruled, then overruled again in favour of his opponent, Musetti, during their fourth-round clash at the French Open.
'Half the mark is on the line!' - Djokovic rows with umpire on overrule
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As Durie observed, Musetti could easily have injured his ankle badly in the incident.
"Oh, careful!" exclaimed Durie, on commentary at the time. "He didn't quite know where he was on the court.
"Goodness me! He could have easily done an ankle there. The lines person did very well to get out of the way quickly."
Bradnam added: "His foot landed flat! Square on it, thankfully. That could have been the end of the match. That is so lucky!
It's not the first time that has happened, and it won't be the last. That could have been very nasty. Seriously nasty!
Djokovic could take on 13-time champion at Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal, in the semi-finals in Paris in what would be a repeat from last year's final in the postponed autumnal edition, while Roger Federer was also in the same half of the draw before he had to withdraw ahead of his fourth-round match with Matteo Berrettini.
The three most successful players in the history of the men's game have won 17 of the last 20 Grand Slam titles between them.
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