Furious French star Jeremy Chardy accuses Australian Open referee of being a LIAR in violent blast

The furious French star accuses the referee of being a LIAR in violent blast over a highly controversial call – as he branded the Australian Open official the ‘worst he’s dealt with in 20 years’.

  • Jeremy Chardy called chair umpire Miriam Bley a liar at the Australian Open
  • The 35-year-old Frenchman was furious after a point was not repeated by Bley
  • Bley later asked she was looking at the birds rather than Court 3

Seething French star Jeremy Chardy could face sanctions from tournament officials at the Australian Open after he branded chair umpire Miriam Bley a liar and the “worst thing he’s dealt with in 20 years”.

Chardy, 35, was furious after Bley called in the first set of his second-round match against England’s Dan Evans for a final score of 3-3.

Seconds earlier, during a rally, a ball in Chardy’s pocket had fallen out on the pitch and the animated Frenchman then hit the net with the subsequent forehand.

Chardy was furious when the point was awarded to 25th seed Evans despite Bley’s late let call.

The veteran felt the point should have been repeated.

French veteran Jeremy Chardy (left) could face sanctions from tournament officials at the Australian Open after he branded chair umpire Miriam Bley (right) a liar

French veteran Jeremy Chardy (left) could face sanctions from tournament officials at the Australian Open after he branded chair umpire Miriam Bley (right) a liar

Chardy, 35, felt a point should have been replayed after a ball fell out of his pocket during the rally against England's Dan Evans

Chardy, 35, felt a point should have been replayed after a ball fell out of his pocket during the rally against England’s Dan Evans

There was a 10 minute delay when Chardy asked Bley if she was looking at the birds rather than the rally.

“I’ve never seen that in my life. I’ve been playing for 20 years and I’ve never had a referee as bad as you. not one. You don’t see a ball,” said the heated Frenchman.

“I hit a forehand there, I walk over there, so it’s like five seconds and you don’t even see it.

‘Where are you looking? are you looking at the birds Looking somewhere in the crowd?

“That’s the biggest mistake of the Australian Open.”

Chardy later asked Bley if she looked at the birds more than what was happening on the pitch

Chardy later asked Bley if she looked at the birds more than what was happening on the pitch

Evans, the 25th seed, maintained his composure against Chardy, winning in straight sets 6-4 6-4 6-1 and advancing to the third round

Evans, the 25th seed, maintained his composure against Chardy, winning in straight sets 6-4 6-4 6-1 and advancing to the third round

As tension mounted, a tournament director was called and Chardy sensationally accused Bley of “lying”.

“I don’t trust you at all,” Chardy was heard saying.

He then called for their punishment, later calling Bley the “worst (official) he’s dealt with in 20 years.”

Evans kept his composure to win in straight sets 6-4, 6-4, 6-1.

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