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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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