Monte Carlo Masters-Donaldson's Rant

Tuesday, 17 Apr, 2018

While 6-3 3-2 down to Albert Ramos-Vinolas, the 21-year-old American became outraged when a serve by the Spaniard was called in by umpire Arnaut Gabas when he believed it was out.

Jared Donaldson didn't like a call so he threw a fit and, cripes, it's a bad look for the American tennis player.

Jared Donaldson ranted at the chair umpire over a line call during his 6-3, 6-3 loss to Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Monday.

"You're not showing me one (accurate) mark", Donaldson yelled while Gabas started walking backward.

In a heated exchange that lasted nearly a minute, Donaldson screamed "there's a mark right here!" in the face of Gabas, prompting a court supervisor to intervene.

He then refused to play the next game until a supervisor was called to the court, claiming "I can call the supervisor whenever I want".

Eventually, a decision was taken to award Ramos-Vinolas the point and he went on to put Donaldsen to the sword on a scoreline of 6-3 6-3, with the latter was also handed a code violation.

Donaldson later offered Gabas a sarcastic apology, saying: "I'm sorry I hurt your feelings, I apologise".

As it turned out Donaldsen was right and the fateful serve was in fact out.