Swedish tennis player Mikael Ymer (ATP 53) was excluded on Wednesday during his second round match at the clay tournament in Lyon (562,815 euros).
The 24-year-old Ymer lost his cool at the end of the first set in the match against the French teenager Arthur Fils (ATP 112). The Swede with Ethiopian roots claimed a ball was out of bounds, but was proven wrong by umpire Rogerio Santos, who did not want to check the print because it would be too late. Ymer then reacted very displeased and smashed his racket on the referee’s chair. His exclusion followed.
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Arthur Fils, an eighteen-year-old wildcard, received his ticket for the quarterfinals as a gift. He will compete against the Canadian top seed Félix Auger-Aliassime (ATP 10) or the Spanish qualifier Pablo Llamas Ruiz (ATP 240).