Originally Posted by Neely
He is Italian.
I wouldn't blame the Russians for bad umpiring, but I would blame Grillotti for his weak authority in this match because he allowed Andreev to dance around on his head requesting one medical timeout after another and disappearing for 10 minutes in the middle of the set after he got already treatment just a few minutes before.
Neely, I don't know really but Marat had some problems with Grillotti last year and this year again so I wonder if he's not always strong enough ump, I mean not enough authority or smth. I have seen some other guys complaining during his matches too so...
The Russian linespeople were actually making calls agains Igor, they did nothing against Kiwi.