Swedish tennis player mikael ymer protagonist of a reprehensible episode this morning on the Lyon ATP 250 when he was disqualified from the round of 16 match he was playing against the venue Arthur Phils. The score was 6-5 in the first set for the Frenchman when Ymer smashed his racket into the referee’s chair, an attitude that earned him automatic elimination from the tournament.
Ranked 74th in the ATP rankings and considered the best tennis player in his country, Ymer argued with the umpire about a ball for a long time and he returned to play with the anger typical of someone who believes he is the victim of an injustice, above all because he is playing as a visitor.
The Frenchman took advantage of Ymer’s nervousness and ended up breaking the Swede’s serve, making it 6-5 and with the possibility of taking the first set with his serve. But the game would end then, abruptly.
Is that when he went to his rest area, Ymer vented all his fury against the referee’s chair, completely destroying his racket and playing a very embarrassing scene.
Almost automatically the arbiter called to the ATP supervisor, Stephane Cretoisto tell him what happened and communicate his decision to disqualify Ymer for endangering his physical integrity or that of his opponent.
After being informed by Cretois of the referee’s logical decision, the Swede took a deep breath, chewed his anger and went over to shake his rival’s hand, just before grabbing his bag and leaving the pitch without saying goodbye nobody else.
Mikael Ymer’s outburst recalls what happened to Zverev in February last year at the ATP 500 in Acapulco, when he played doubles and had a similar attitude. “I’m still ashamed for what I did,” he said after the German, who received a slight penalty from the circuit.
The Fucsovics vs. Baez episode
A day before Ymer’s red card, it was Hungary’s Fucsovics who was facing a ban for insulting Argentine Sebastián Báez.
The duel remained in the hands of the native of Buenos Aires was punctuated by a strong exchange between the tennis players with the result in favor of the Argentine 3-2 in the second set, when it was time to go to their respective seats.
Fucsovics reproached Báez for an attitude and ended up arguing with the referee, who pointed out that the Argentine tennis player was screaming “like a whore”, a comment that earned him a strong challenge from the judge, who asked him not to use those kinds of words when expressing.
“How old are you? 12 years old?” Fucsovics asked the Argentine as he approached the chair. “No, 22,” Báez replied briefly, with some tension.
“You act like you’re 12,” recriminated Fucsovics, 31. And he continued, shouting in the air: “These pend… 20-year-olds, it’s not like he’s the only one… They play so dirty… “.
“Come on! Every point I lose, he screams like a bitch…”, Fucsovics complained, already a little shaken and wiping his face with a towel, nervously.
The referee decided at that moment to intervene and spoke to the European tennis player to ask him to calm down. “It’s fine for you to talk to me, but I don’t want that kind of language. I understand that you’re frustrated and that you don’t like being like this. But I don’t want those words,” he stressed. out firmly. And the game ended up working normally.
The triumph of Báez over Cachín
The tennis player Sebastian Baez qualified today for the quarterfinals of the French ATP in Lyon after winning the Argentine “duel”. Pedro Cachin in a close 3-6, 7-5 and 6-2 game.
Báez, ranked 44 in the ATP world rankings, overtook Cachín (53) after two hours and 33 minutes of play and extended the story between the two to 4-0 as he had overtaken him again this year in the Portuguese ATP of Estoril, and had previously beaten him in the Prague 2020 and Buenos Aires 2021 Challengers.
The 22-year-old Argentine and ATP champion in Córdoba last February will play in the quarterfinals against Cameron Norrie (14), second favorite for the title of the tournament, who beat David Goffin 6-3, 6-4.
Norrie, a finalist at this year’s Argentina Open (lost to Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz) is also the reigning champion in Lyon.
Another Argentinian, Francisco Cerúndolo (28), prevailed yesterday in the quarterfinals after beating Peruvian Juan Pablo Varillas (97) 6-2 and withdrew due to injury, and will play tomorrow against the British Jack Draper (60). .
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