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Chair umpire Ramos hands Cilic warning for slamming racket

AP  |  Zadar 

umpire has issued a code violation to after slammed his racket to the clay and mangled the frame during a tense match against of the

Since it was the first violation of the match, it was only a warning. No points were deducted and Cilic did not exchange any words with Ramos.

Ramos was also the umpire who gave three code violations in her straight-set loss to during last weekend's final. The American great argued she wasn't being treated the same as some male players.

The normally collected Cilic lost his cool after committing a series of uncharacteristic errors late in the third set against Querrey.

After winning the opening set, Cilic wasted a 6-1 lead in the second-set tiebreak. Querrey, who played in place of Steve Johnson, won the third set to take a two sets to one lead.

leads the best-of-five semifinal 2-1.

Croatia's is due to face in a potentially decisive fifth rubber.

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First Published: Sun, September 16 2018. 18:05 IST