Wimbledon player threatens ultimate retaliation after being denied bathroom break 5 years ago

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.

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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.

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.

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"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."

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