Kokkinakis in feisty post-match clash after Madrid loss

Lui Zacher
April 26, 2023 / 11:25 pm

Kokkinakis in feisty post match clash after Madrid loss


Thanasi Kokkinakis’s frustrating defeat at the Madrid Open has ended in a spiky confrontation after accusations from his conqueror, Jaume Munar.

The Australian was left adamant his opponent had misunderstood him after Munar told him three times at the net following the Spaniard’s tight 7-6 (9-7) 7-6 (7-3) victory on Wednesday: “Don’t tell me to shut up again”.

“Or what?” Kokkinakis responded as the two engaged in a lengthy head-to-head.

Munar believed the world No.111 had told him to ‘shut up’ at one point during the feisty two hour 37 minute contest which boiled over intermittently.

But the man from Adelaide responded after being ticked off by the home favourite at the net afterwards: “I wasn’t getting angry at you”.


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Thanasi Kokkinakis has bowed out of the Madrid Open after a feisty clay-court marathon. (AP PHOTO)