France’s Hugo Gaston has lost his round two match at the P2 Advisory Canberra International.
It didn’t come without drama.
The world no. 108 who back in late November won the Roanne ATP Challenger event, wasn’t happy with some of the line calls.
As he was changing ends he took out his frustration by leaping and kicking the base of the umpires chair, that earned him a warning.
Not long after audible obsenity was to earn him a point penalty.
The match continued with Gaston showing his frustration as he battled Switzerland’s Leandro Riedi, the world no. 157.
A service break came for Gaston and in a split second he decided to kick a ball hit in his direction, he connected well and sent the ball over the back fence.
Having a ball leave the playing area is normally enough to earn a warning, but for Gaston he had already been docked a point, the next step was to have a game penalty.
Suddenly the Frenchman was down 1-4. He would not recover and Gaston lost the match 6-4, 6-2.
Gaston did manage to regroup and he teamed up to win a doubles match with Luca Van Assche.