Australian Open: Fabio Fognini and Salvatore Caruso separated by official during row

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Fabio Fognini and Salvatore Caruso came to blows at the end of their five-set thriller at the Australian Open and tempers boiled over so much that a tournament official had to step in to separate the pair.

Fognini twice came from a set down against his fellow Italian to win a magnificent deciding tiebreak.

The No 16 seed earned a 4-6 6-2 2-6 6-3 7-6(12) victory to progress to the third round.

After both players collected their bags Caruso began to make his way off court and was shouting at Fognini in Italian as he walked past.

The duo engaged in an argument which saw Caruso head back towards the court to confront his opponent.

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