The incident will probably be much less talked about than that of Novak Djokovic a little over a year ago at the US Open. But Tennys Sandgren stood out in his own way on Tuesday by registering perhaps the fastest disqualification in history (once a match has started). Seed number 1 of the Challenger of Cary in North Carolina and opposed to his compatriot Christopher Eubanks, the American will have remained only 14 minutes and less than two games on the court (he was leading 1-0). The cause ? Like the world number 1, an untimely throw of the ball suffered, so to speak, a linesman.
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Because the circumstances were more comical than those which led to Djokovic’s disqualification from Flushing in 2020. And Tennys Sandgren took care to relate them, not without a certain humor on social networks. “So tonight (Tuesday), I got a pickup bullet that was a bit too ‘spicy’ in my private parts. I sent her back against the barrier (in annoyance, Editor’s note) and she bounced off hitting the linesman’s buttocks as I walked away to the other side. The result ? A disqualification. And you, how was your evening? “, he tweeted, accompanying his post with a hilarious emoji.
The player posted at the same time the video of the beginning of the incident, during which we see and hear the young collector apologizing after having poorly controlled his ball throw, before Sandgren made this gesture of mood. Note that the American specified in a second tweet that he was “totally responsible“to dispel any ambiguity.
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