Watch Denis Shapovalov fume at umpire after being banned from going to LOO in middle of match at Australian Open

CROSS-LEGGED Denis Shapovalov showed he has a strong bladder after a toilet argument with the umpire.

The Canadian, 21, was unhappy he was barred from using the loo at the start of the fifth set of his 3-6 6-3 6-2 4-6 6-4 four-hour win over Italian teenager Jannik Sinner.

Shapovalov raged to the official: “What do you mean I cannot go? Will you disqualify me? I have to pee.

“I’m going to p**s my pants. Ask the supervisor. I’ll p**s in a bottle instead.

"Are you allowing players not to p**? I don’t understand this rule.”

Shapovalov now plays Australian wild child Bernard Tomic, who benefited from Yuichi Sugita’s third-set retirement to progress.

First-round loser Benoit Paire labelled the event as “really s**t” and said organisers took players in hard quarantine “for idiots”.


US Open champion Dominic Thiem eliminated Kazak Mikhail Kukushkin 7-6 6-2 6-3 while No.6 seed Alex Zverev beat American Marcos Giron 6-7 7-6 6-3 6-2.

In the women’s draw, there were easy wins for three of the four Slam holders.

French Open champion Iga Swiatek knocked out Arantxa Rus 6-1 6-3 and US Open holder Naomi Osaka was a 6-1 6-2 winner over Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

Simona Halep, the 2019 Wimbledon winner, barely broke a sweat to beat Lizette Cabrera 6-2 6-1.

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