Mikael Ymer was disqualified from the Lyon Open after furiously smashing his racket into the umpire’s chair. The Swede was playing Frenchman Arthur Fils in the round of 16 when his shocking outburst occurred. At 6-5 down in the opening set, Ymer argued with the Portuguese umpire, Rogerio Santos, over a line call and lost his temper, breaking his racket and leaving a hole in the side of the chair.
Having initially told a match official he would pay the resulting fine, Ymer – who is currently ranked a career-high world No 51, was told there was ‘no choice’ but to disqualify him. Fils will play Félix Auger-Aliassime in the quarter-finals.
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