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Troicki shocks Wimbledon with astonishing outburst at umpire

By Nick Purewal

Published 01/07/2016

Viktor Troicki criticised the umpire during his defeat to Albert Ramos-Vinolas
Viktor Troicki criticised the umpire during his defeat to Albert Ramos-Vinolas

Viktor Troicki launched one of the most extraordinary rants ever heard at Wimbledon with a sustained volley of abuse at umpire Damiano Torella.

The Serb blew his top at the Italian for overruling a line call that led to match point in his five-set defeat to Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the second round. Troicki screamed before imploring Torella to look at the ball, that he claimed had no chalk residue, in his mind proving the shot was long.

Troicki then surrendered the match on the next point, before resuming his extreme tantrum.

"No white, look at it!" shouted Troicki to begin with. "Come on, please, look at it!"

As Torella remained unmoved, the 30-year-old then swatted the ball away before exclaiming: "The worst umpire in the world!"

After the loss, Troicki returned to the umpire and shouted: "You're the worst umpire ever! Do you know what you did? You're horrible! What are you doing here?"

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