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Players aren't robots, says Murray's double partner Soares

Players aren't robots, says Murray's double partner Soares
By Reuters

06/07/2016 at 08:13Updated 06/07/2016 at 08:25

Brazil's Bruno Soares is the latest player to express his frustration towards the officiating at Wimbledon this year after he was warned for racket abuse in a doubles match on Tuesday.

Soares received the warning from umpire Marijana Veljovic as he and playing partner Jamie Murray, the third seeds, earned a 6-3 7-6 (3) 4-6 4-6 16-14 victory against 16th seeds Mate Pavic and Michael Venus in the third round.

Soares said the warning was unnecessary and that umpires should be realise tempers get frayed during the heat of competition.

Jamie Murray, pictured, and Bruno Soares have reached the men's doubles quarter-finals at Wimbledon

Jamie Murray, pictured, and Bruno Soares have reached the men's doubles quarter-finals at WimbledonPA Sport

"It's the first thing I do after three hours and you give me a warning. Why is that? Are we in prison or something?"

On Monday, Pablo Cuevas and partner Marcel Granollers held a sit-down protest after they received warnings for threatening to urinate in a can and blasted a ball out of the court when Cuevas was refused a toilet break.

"I think they are taking it to extremes right now," Soares added.

Soares and Murray face the French pairing of Edouard Roger-Vasselin and Julien Benneteau in the quarter-finals.

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