De Minaur angered French fans after his exit from the first round



Alex de Minaur has hit out at Paris supporters who believe the court crossed a line in a deaf beerpit environment during Susan Langle’s dramatic French Open exit.

Australia’s No. 1 Cristfall fell as the first hurdle of his tournament was derailed by France’s bright new hope, Hugo Gaston, the classic four-hour, five-setter on Tuesday.

De Minaur had to deal with ridicule amid the noise of patriotic home support, whose song and joy for 21-year-old Gaston helped the Olympic youth champion 4-6 6-2 6-3 0 6 7-6 (10-). 4) Win.

He did not complain about the “environment of the away Davis Cup match” which he usually develops, but de Minaur was clearly disturbed by the behavior of some unruly crowd.

“There is a difference between a great environment and the support of your fellow countrymen, which is absolutely good and it’s great,” said Sydney Sider.

“I’m sure it was an amazing environment for him. She enjoys every second of it, but there’s a line …

“When I am told something by people in the crowd, I make eye contact with myself after hitting a double fault, I think there is a certain line that needs to be seen.”

Asked about the details, he said, “I don’t want to go into what is being said.”

But he was devastated by the loss after his all-time best clay-court season.

“Ideally, I would sleep tonight and forget about it, but I have a feeling that it won’t happen.

“All I have to do now is put it behind me. It is easier said than done, but I will give my best.

Pulling out of the 19th round, Australia’s top hope left Jason Kubler as the only man in the second round draw, while the country’s top two women, Ajla Tomljanovic and Daria Seville, also advanced to the first round.

A 3-0 lead in the final set, looking like De Minaur would join the team in the last-64, apparently he was on his way to a great comeback from two sets to one as the desperate Gaston stamped on his own racquet. Change, snapping it in half.

But on the day a French tennis hero, Joe-Wilfried Tsonga, was invited by the crowd at the court Philippe Chatterjee to a passionate Au Revue, a new young idol, Roland Garros, declared himself on the second court.

Apparently the stocky left with a touch of cramping, subtlety went just to break, serving many swashbuckling shots to steal a point, fine wins and even an underarm.

Yet when the Toulouse youngster got a chance to serve twice for the match, De Minaur denied him every time.

But did the constant duality and crowd pressure finally reach him because he coughed up important double faults and then played a confusing final 10-point super tiebreak?

“Hey, it might have done; Maybe it didn’t. I don’t know, “he said, shrugging his shoulders.

“All I know is that I didn’t play my best tennis when Super-Buster was needed. It’s a shame. “

His departure follows another daring departure as John Millman’s story of French Open misery continues with his cemetery failing for the sixth time in the main draw at the Grand Slam.

In another bad first-round draw, Millman fought the Tigers but the growing American Sebastian Cordar had too much strength and quality to win 6-1 7-5 7-6 (8-6).

Millman saved three match points and the No. 27 seed was on his way to take the match to the fourth set before moving on to the end.

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