sport news Dominic Thiem explodes in BIZARRE row with US Open officials over Red Bull can

'You guys are crazy about anti-doping and then you want me to drink out a blank cup... what the heck is this?': Dominic Thiem explodes in BIZARRE row over Red Bull can... which tournament bosses wanted to remove as they do not sponsor US Open Dominic Thiem was furious after being told he couldn't drink from Red Bull can The world No 3 rowed with US Open officials during his win over Sumit Nagal Red Bull aren't a US Open sponsor so bosses wanted him to drink from blank cup Thiem was allowed to pour it himself while a towel hid the can after heated row 

By Jordan Seward For Mailonline

Published: 11:28 BST, 4 September 2020 | Updated: 11:35 BST, 4 September 2020

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Dominic Thiem erupted into a bizarre row with tournament bosses at the US Open after not being allowed to drink straight from his Red Bull can because it is not one of their sponsors.

The second seed marked his 27th birthday with a commanding 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 victory over India's Sumit Nagal on Thursday, though it was somewhat overshadowed by his heated dispute with US Open chiefs.

Thiem was angered when he was told late into the match that his can of Red Bull had to be poured out into a plain cup away from his sight and TV cameras as the beverage company does not sponsor the tournament.

Dominic Thiem became embroiled in a row with US Open officials over a Red Bull can

The argument happened late into his match with India's Sumit Nagal on Thursday

Dominic Thiem became embroiled in a row

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