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.


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.


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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