Umpire holds back Aussie after tennis match explodes

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Australian Jordan Thompson was held backmost by the seat umpire successful a heated clash against Sweden's Elias Ymer astatine the Citi Open successful Washington DC.

In a pugnacious time for the Aussies with Nick Kyrgios, Alexei Popyrin and James Duckworth each making aboriginal exits, Thompson's nonaccomplishment stood retired for each the incorrect reasons.

The Australian went down successful 3 sets 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 successful the circular of 64 match-up and blew up astatine the decision implicit a contested telephone that astir spiraled retired of control.

The play unfolded connected deuce successful the 3rd acceptable with Thompson serving to enactment successful the lucifer down 5-3.

The Australian was dominating the constituent and sent a driblet changeable implicit the nett which had the Swede chasing hard to get to the shot successful time. Ymer got his racket to it but Thompson felt the shot bounced doubly earlier helium made contact.

Thompson and Ymer spell astatine it. (ATP Tennis TV)

Thompson deed the returning changeable into the nett and yelled successful vexation erstwhile told by the umpire that Ymer's changeable was good.

Thompson could past beryllium heard asking Ymer: "Are you gonna instrumentality that? (the point)" and confronted his hostile astir the contentious moment, earlier Ymer shrugged his shoulders and said: "I didn't spot it, I didn't spot it."

The important play gave Ymer lucifer constituent and helium yet precocious to the circular of 32 successful the adjacent sequence.

The combatants came unneurotic moments aft the decision of the match, with Ymer intelligibly unhappy with however Thompson confronted him astir the issue, forcing the umpire to travel betwixt them.

There were adjacent reports Ymer asked the seat umpire to telephone the constabulary arsenic Thompson stormed disconnected the court.

According to ESPN, Thompson didn't be his post-match property conference.

The 168th ranked Ymer volition present play John Millman successful the circular of 32.

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