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Dan Evans launched a scathing attack on the umpires at the French Open after his 6-4 6-4 6-4 defeat at the hands of Holger Rune.

The Brit was left frustrated by the length of time it took chair umpire Jaumpe Campistol to check a mark at a crucial point in the third set.

He said: « I’m fed up with the umpires, flat full stop. I’m waiting to serve. It’s freezing on the court. The match was flowing great and then just stopped in the middle.

« That’s not the reason I lost and that’s just part of the issue, part of the problem, but he’ll be back in work again tomorrow.

« On the whole, the umpiring is good. The clay is a difficult surface. But definitely having a conversation on somebody else’s serve, you don’t see it in any other sport.

« In rugby, they get 10 metres or whatever, squash you’re not allowed, it’s no talking. We just sit there and have a conversation. We’ve seen many cases of it. »

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