Female Croatian chair umpire Marija Cicak was in the firing line at the Australian Open overnight when Polish tennis player Jerzy Janowicz had a break-down on court.
Janowicz “went nuts” after believed a ball rulled in was out. “How many times? How many times?” before dropping to his knees on the court, spitting on the line and adding: “I’m begging you!”
Janowicz managed to eventually win the four hour match against Somdev Devvarman 6-7, 3-6, 6-1, 6-0, 7-5, before admitting his outburst. “I went nuts, sometimes I have problem to control by emotions, but I’m trying to work on this.”