Swedish tennis player Mikael Ymer faced disqualification from the Lyon Open tennis tournament after an outburst of anger. During his match against Arthur Fils, Ymer became upset when the umpire, Rogerio Santos, refused to inspect a mark on the clay court. Ymer believed the ball had gone out, but Santos disagreed and didn’t check the mark. Fils then won a crucial point, putting him in the lead. Frustrated, Ymer smashed his racket against the umpire’s chair twice, causing the racket head to separate from the handle. Tournament officials promptly disqualified Ymer for his actions.

Despite the setback, Ymer showed good sportsmanship by graciously congratulating Fils. It’s important to note that a similar incident involving German player Alexander Zverev occurred in the past, resulting in a ban and fine. Ymer’s disqualification serves as a reminder of the importance of maintaining composure and respect on the tennis court.