June 16, 2024

After Daniil Medvedev’s outbursts in two matches this week, the Monte-Carlo Masters tournament director has retaliated. There was a time when the world No.

4 demanded the firing of a specific linesperson. Even though computerized line calling will replace the officials in 2025, David Massey has suddenly come out in favor of them.

Before electronic line calling became a thing, David Massey defended his line officials.(Photo courtesy of Getty).

in two games this week, from Daniil Medvedev. The world No. 4 once demanded the firing of a particular linesman. Even though computerized line calling will replace the officials in 2025, David Massey has suddenly come out in favor of them.

This year, line calls have been a source of conflict in Monte Carlo, with Medvedev frequently in the center of the debates. After overturning two calls in his debut match, chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani pleaded with the 28-year-old not to yell at the linesmen.

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