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Wimbledon 2016: Pablo Cuevas threatens to urinate in a ball can after spat with umpire

2.63K   //    05 Jul 2016, 13:42 IST
Pablo Cuevas Wimbledon 2016 Marcel Granollers
Cuevas (R) and Granollers argue with chair umpire Aurelie Tourte

Uruguyan player Pablo Cuevas and Spanish partner Marcel Granollers were stretched to five sets in their third-round men’s doubles match against Jonny Marray and Adil Shamasdin at Wimbledon 2016. 

Although Cuevas and Granollers would eventually lose in a close, long-drawn match 6-3 4-6 6-4 3-6 14-12, the match itself came into the limelight for all the wrong reasons.

Cuevas received two code violations at the match – but it was the first one that most fans were shocked by. Refused a bathroom break by umpire Aurelie Tourte, the Uruguyan then vented his frustration at his own double fault, hitting the ball out of court in anger.

That action prompted the umpire to dock a point from Granollers and Cuevas, who then refused to play the final set.

The player found support from his rival, however. In support of Cuevas’ request, Briton Jonny Marray said "I went to the bathroom twice during the match and obviously the fifth set was a long one. I think you should be allowed an extra toilet break if it's five sets.”

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