Wimbledon Championships' Integrity Questioned By Andy Murray Conquest Ivo Karlovic (POLL)

POLL: 'The Whole Credibility Went Down For Me' - Karlovic On Wimbledon

Wimbledon's integrity has been questioned by Andy Murray's second round conquest Ivo Karlovic, after he foot faulted 11 times.

Karlovic lost 6-7 7-5 6-7 6-7 to the Scot on Thursday, and said he felt "cheated" by officials under pressure from the home crowd.

A server's feet must not touch the baseline or the extension of the center line until the ball is struck, should they make contact then a foot fault is called.

Asked at his post-match press conference what the difference was in a tight match, the Croat replied: "Foot faults. I don't know what to say, but it was a little bit outrageous.

"In my whole life, ever since I was eight years old, my whole life I didn't do this many foot faults. It was like 11.

"After I don't know how many, I stood a little bit back so they cannot call (foot fault). They still did it."

Karlovic described the decision-making as "outrageous" and added: "It's Wimbledon, Centre Court, and they do this. The whole credibility of this tournament went down for me."

Murray said it was "very tough" to question the integrity of the Championships after he reached the third round but did admit "if every one was incorrect, then that's completely wrong and unfair".

An All England Club spokesman responded to Karlovic's barb by stating: "If he wishes to make a formal complaint then all evidence will be reviewed."


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