Match Point Meltdown
Aussie tennis star Marc Polmans suffered a moment of madness during a crucial match at the Shanghai Masters qualifying tournament. Just moments away from victory, Polmans hit the ball into the net, prompting him to vent his frustration by slamming the ball off the court. Unfortunately, the ball struck the chair umpire in the face, leading to Polmans' immediate disqualification.
No Prize Money
The disqualification not only means that Polmans will be dumped from the competition, but he will also forfeit any prize money he earned during the tournament. Hitting the ball in anger goes against the ATP code of conduct and can result in disqualification, regardless of where the ball ends up.
Fans were shocked by Polmans' sudden exit from the tournament. Many took to social media to express their thoughts. One fan acknowledged that Polmans may not have been aiming at the umpire but broke the rules regardless. Another fan simply commented that Polmans "needs to chill." Fellow tennis player Nick Kyrgios, known for his own on-court outbursts, also weighed in on the decision, wondering what the fine will be for Polmans compared to his own past infractions.
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