French player Corentin Moutet was disqualified from the ATP event in Adelaide on Thursday after he insulted an official.
In his second-round match against Laslo Djere, Moutet had taken a 6-4, 4-2 lead. But the tide started to turn after the Serb broke Moutet’s serve and leveled the set 4-4.
The French player had been unhappy about some of the calls made by the umpire up until then.
But he lost his temper as Djere came back from 40-0 down in the twelfth game to win the set 7-5.
A frustrated Moutet hurled a string of ‘F**k you’s at the umpire. The supervisor intervened during the chageover and the officials decided to disqualify the 22-year-old Moutet.
In an Instagram Story, World No 92 Moutet wrote “Different rules, different person. They’ll treat me good when they’ll need me.”
Djere will take on third seed Marin Cilic in the quarterfinal.