A blown name by a chair umpire sparked a heated verbal altercation between two tennis gamers in a first-round match on the Citi Open in Washington D.C. on Tuesday.
Down 5-3 and going through elimination within the third set, world No. 62 Jordan Thompson hit a well-placed drop shot over the online. Thompson’s adversary, Elias Ymer, returned the shot, although he appeared to have let the ball bounce twice earlier than doing so.
Thompson then hit the ball into the online, assuming that he’d received the purpose; the chair umpire maintained that Ymer’s shot counted. Ymer would go on to transform the match level, advancing to the subsequent spherical of the match and sending the Aussie packing.
Throughout the incident, Thompson could possibly be heard pleading to Ymer that he “can’t take (the purpose),” with Ymer claiming that he “didn’t see it” bounce twice.
After the match, the chair official intervened to separate the 2 gamers, who had engaged in one other verbal altercation on the internet. Thompson needed to be restrained by the chair umpire because the altercation obtained hostile. Ymer might reportedly be heard telling the official to “name the police.”
In keeping with ESPN, Thompson refused to attend the post-match press convention out of frustration.