Australian Open: 'Mad Dog' Marinko Matosevic hits out at coach

Marinko Matosevic ripped into his coach - Australian doubles legend Mark Woodforde - for his lack of verbal support during an unsuccessful fight against Kei Nishikori.

updated: January 14, 2014 14:12 IST
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Melbourne: Luckless Australian Marinko Matosevic was knocked out of a Grand Slam at the first hurdle for the 12th time in a row on Tuesday and lashed out at his coach for a lack of support.

Matosevic went down 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 to Japan's Kei Nishikori in an epic battle in furnace-like conditions at the Australian Open to maintain his winless major run, which stretches back to 2010.

The 28-year-old was not happy, particularly with being docked a point for a time violation at an important stage of the third set, allowing Nishikori to claim a 5-2 lead.

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