Tennys Sandgren was disqualified from the ATP Challenger tournament after hitting a ball on the back of a line judge.
The 30-year-old, who was given his marching orders in just two games into the competition, turned furious after a ball boy hit him in the groin.
The bizarre incident occurred when Sandgren was about to serve against rival Christopher Eubanks.
Despite the ball boy apologizing, Sandgren, who was the top seed in the event, angrily swung the ball away.
But things took a turn for the worse for the American, as the ball hit a fence to go to the judge’s bottom, earning him a default.
Although the event didn’t go as planned for Sandgren, the number 103-ranked tennis star tried to find humor in the situation when describing how it went down.
But took full responsibility for what happened Twitter.
He added: “So tonight I went a little bit crazy with a ball toss with too much mustard.
“Slap the sloppy ball into the fence, which hit a refs tshy while running to the other side, resulting in a miss. How’s your evening going?
“And to be clear, it was completely my fault.”
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It has been a rough year for Sandgren, who was blasted to travel to the Australian Open in January shortly after catching the coronavirus.
But the American, who had the disease once earlier in November last year, hit back at critics because he was in good health at the time.
He said: “A lot [of] Couch virologists out there. My two tests were less than 8 weeks old.
“I was sick in November, now completely healthy. There isn’t a single documented case where I’ve been contagious at this point. Fully recovered!”