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Fuming Brit Dan Evans faces huge fine for ‘breaking’ bottle after controversial call in ‘shocking’ French Open exit

FURIOUS Dan Evans will be fined for “breaking” a water bottle during his “shocking” French Open exit.

The Brummie – one of three British musketeers in this main draw – was beaten 6-4 6-4 6-4 by Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis in the first round.

Dan Evans is facing a major fine after breaking his bottle at the French Open

Evans lashed out at the umpire after a controversial call against Thanasi Kokkinakis

Evans, 33, was upset with the chair umpire for a foot fault called against him in the second set on Court 7.

It was his 15th defeat in 23 matches this year and he received a code violation for slamming a Perrier container at his chair in anger.

Likely to be punished for thousands of pounds, the world No25 said: “Once again, the players are held responsible but the umpires and line judges are not held responsible.

“I’ll be getting fined, obviously, for breaking the water bottle. We’ll just go through the same cycle again.

“If they’re going to call that foot fault, it shouldn’t be from 35 meters away, from fence to fence through a net.

“I have got to get on and try and get my game in a good spot.

“It’s shocking right now. It’s not good enough.

“There will be plenty of soul-searching wherever I am.”


Only two Brits remain in the draw, and those are Jack Draper and Cameron Norrie.

With Emma Raducanu injured, there are no British tennis players in the women’s singles.

That is after seven players lost in the qualifying phase of the French Open.