Lots of players get angry, but few get so angry they actually storm out of a match. During the third round of Wimbledon in 1995, No. 79 American Jeff Tarango told the crowd to “shut up” after they heckled him for delaying the match by disputing a call. The crowd laughed, but the umpire Bruno Rebeuh didn’t think it was so funny, and slapped him with a code violation for audible obscenity. This incensed Tarango, who said: “You are the most corrupt official in the game!” which resulted in another code violation for verbal abuse. Tarango then yelled “No way!”; he threw two tennis balls to the ground, collected his bag and strode off the court. The umpire defaulted Tarango for leaving the court without permission and Alexander Mronz of Germany won the match. At a later press conference, Tarango accused Rebueh of fixing matches. His wife took a more direct approach, finding Rebeuh after the match and slapping him.
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