WATCH: Is this the biggest Australian Open meltdown ever?

Spanish tennis player Pablo Carreno Busta has apologised for his extraordinary meltdown following his marathon five-hour Australian Open match in Melbourne.

Carreno Busta went down to Kei Nishikori at Margaret Court Arena on Monday night, with a controversial umpire call infuriating the 23rd Seed.

During a fifth set tiebreaker, the Spanish tennis star hit a shot that caught the net and dropped on the line, with a linesman calling it out.


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Despite the incorrect ‘out’ call, Nishikori played on and returned the shot, which he won.

Rather than replaying the point however, the Australian umpire awarded it to Nishikori.

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Following the match, Carreno Busta congratulated his opponent before unleashing on the umpire and violently throwing his bag across the court.

At a press conference shortly after, the Spaniard apologised for his actions.

“The way I left the court was not right, and I’m so sorry, because that’s not me,” he said.

“I am very sad because after five hours of fighting the way that I leave from the court wasn’t correct.”

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