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Mikael Ymer disqualified for outburst during match in Lyon

50th ABN AMRO Open 2023 - Day 2

Closeup of Mikael Ymer of Sweden on the court against Tallon Griekspoor of the Netherlands during a professional tennis game at the 2nd day of the 50th ABN AMRO Open 2023 World Tennis Tournament at Ahoy Arena on February 14, 2023 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands (Photo by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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LYON, France -- Swedish player Mikael Ymer was disqualified after slamming his racket into the umpire’s chair during a match at the Lyon Open.

The 24-year-old Ymer was upset that the umpire refused to check a line call in the 11th game of the first set of his second-round match against Arthur Fils.

Ymer thought the ball went wide and pleaded for the umpire to check.

“You saw it clearly bounce on the line, then show me the mark on the line,” the 53rd-ranked Ymer said. “I’ve never witnessed that a ref says ‘I’m not going to go down and check the mark.’ It doesn’t happen.”

After that, Fils broke Ymer with a cross-court backhand to take a 6-5 lead.

Ymer then twice slammed his racket into the bottom of the umpire’s chair, leaving the stand damaged and his racket in tatters. He was then defaulted.