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Angry Donaldson squares up to umpire in Monte Carlo

AFP  |  Monte Carlo 

American youngster squared up to French after losing his temper over a line call in bizarre scenes during a Monte Carlo Masters match on Monday.

After Gabas got out of his to check a mark, Donaldson lost his cool when a serve from opponent was called in when he thought it was out.

The 21-year-old Donaldson was adamant Gabas checked the wrong mark in the clay and squared up to the while shouting at him insisting that what the was pointing at "wasn't a mark".

He then refused to play the next game until a was called to the court, claiming "I can call the whenever I want".

Donaldson later offered Gabas a sarcastic apology, saying: "I'm sorry I hurt your feelings, I apologise." Hawkeye replays on television appeared to show that Donaldson was right about the serve, but Hawkeye is not used at the tournament.

Last year's Monte Carlo runner-up Ramos Vinolas led by a set and a break at the time, and went on to win 6-3, 6-3.

Gabas has previous history with angry players, suffering a fractured eye socket after being hit by a ball struck by an irate in a match between and Britain last year.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 18:40 IST