This is a tough way to lose a match.
Australian-born British tennis player Brydan Klein lost a match on the Challenger Tour in Nottingham, England on Thursday when he was assessed a penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct on match point for yelling “stupid person,” via Deadspin.
What makes this especially mind-blowing is that Klein appeared to be yelling at himself.
According to Deadspin, the confusion may have stemmed from an earlier penalty when Klein was complaining about the call from a lineswoman. When Klein later started yelling on match point, the umpire may have thought Klein was yelling about the lineswoman again.
The earlier exchange can be seen at the 1:07:20 mark of the video at this link.
Mo Layhani awarded a game penalty to Brydan Klein who called himself a “stupid person”, handed Sam Groth the match (Klein’s plea went on). pic.twitter.com/agUifsPunf
— Roland-Garrostapenko (@yelnats_eel) June 15, 2017
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