swedish tennis participant Mikael Ymer was disqualified from the Lyon Open on Wednesday after smashing his racket towards the bottom of the umpire’s chair.
O incident it occurred after Ymer begged referee Rogerio Santos to assessment a ball mark on the clay throughout their spherical of 16 match towards France’s Arthur Fils.
Santos stated he noticed the ball bounce on the road and subsequently didn’t verify for a mark on the court docket, as umpires typically do on clay, though Ymer insisted the ball had gone out.
“I’ve by no means witnessed a referee say, ‘I am not going to go down and verify the mark.’ It is not occurring. Why do not you verify the mark I am supplying you with? Ymer advised Santos.
Fils broke Ymer’s serve on the following level to take a 6-5 lead, after the world quantity 53 twice slammed his racket into the umpire’s chair, breaking the racket head off the deal with on his second stroke.
A event official then advised Ymer that he had been disqualified. The 24-year-old came to visit to congratulate Fils, who will face high seed Félix Auger Aliassime within the subsequent spherical.
An analogous incident involving German participant Alexander Zverev it occurred on the Mexican Open final yr.
Zverev was suspended for eight weeks and fined $25,000 for repeatedly hitting the umpire’s chair along with his racket throughout a first-round doubles match.
On the time of the incident, he was kicked out of the singles event, fined $40,000 and compelled to forfeit the $31,570 in prize cash he had already collected, in addition to all ATP Rankings factors from the occasion.
CNN contacted the ATP Tour about Ymer’s disqualification from the Lyon Open.