Wimbledon player threatens ultimate retaliation after being denied bathroom break
There was a fresh urine-related controversy at Wimbledon on Monday.
Pablo Cuevas and Marcel Granollers caused a serious stir in their third-round 6-3 4-6 6-4 3-6 14-12 loss to Jonny Marray and Adil Shamasdin.
The duo staged a sit-down protest after receiving warnings from the umpire for aggressively hitting a ball out of the stadium and, what's more noteworthy, threatening to urinate on the court.
Hissy-fits don't come much more manic than this https://t.co/RYevH6kAUM
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Cuevas was handed a violation for unsportsmanlike behaviour when he threatened to urinate into a ball can after the umpire told him he could not leave the court to use the toilet, reports the BBC.
Frustrated, he then served a double fault before angrily firing a ball out of the court. The umpire reprimanded him again by docking the pair a point which only made matters worse.
Cuevas and his partner sat down on the court and refused to play the final game. A supervisor had to be called before the match could continue.
Shamasdin was very critical of the umpire's handling of the unusual situation after the game.
"I don't think the chair umpire really had the match controlled. She made a few mistakes early on at both ends. We were all on her and she was definitely flustered. I don't think she handled it correctly."