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Federer argues with chair umpire

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Updated: September 14, 2009, 8:09 PM ET

Federer argues with chair umpire

Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Serena Williams isn't the only Grand Slam champion using profanity at the U.S. Open: Roger Federer let an expletive fly, too.

In an uncharacteristic display, Federer argued with chair umpire Jake Garner during a changeover in the U.S. Open final Monday. He said his opponent, Juan Martin del Potro, was given too much time to challenge a line call.

"I wasn't allowed to challenge after 2 seconds. The guy takes, like, 10," Federer said.

Then the 15-time major champion used a profanity in addressing Garner: "Don't tell me to be quiet, OK? When I want to talk, I talk. I don't give a ... what he said."

CBS microphones picked up the exchange during its live broadcast of the match.

"It's regrettable, of course," CBS spokeswoman LeslieAnne Wade said. "But it's a part of the live coverage of sports events."

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NBey6Comment by NBey6 - September 15, 2009, 1:12 pm
And they say Tennis is a dignified sport?! All sports atheletes/people do this at one point or another when they get angry or upset. It is what it is!!!

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