Jerzy Janowicz says 'Hamburger', gets point penalty- View: 19059 by Gatto Luigi
It happened something strange and curious earlier this week in the Stuttgart ATP Event. On Tuesday during his first round match against the Russian Andrey Kuznetsov, the World No. 155 Jerzy Janowicz was reading the sign at the back of the court and said 'Hamburger'.
In that moment an unexpected thing happened: the umpire gave him a point penalty due to audible oscenity. According to the referee, Janowicz was doing a sort of junk-food persuasion, which is not allowed on a tennis court during a professional match.
The Polish player also spoke for a few minutes with the tournament supervisor, but there was nothing to do. But that wasn't the only strange warning of the week. In the ATP Nottingham Challenger the umpire Mohamed Lahyani awarded a game penalty to Brydan Klein who called himself a "stupid person", handed Sam Groth the match and also here Klein complained without solving the situation.
He obviously couldn't use that words towards an umpire but also an opponent, and so he was punished. Here below both videos of the two of the funniest things happened this year so far:
ONLY Jerzy Janowicz could get a code violation for saying the word 'hamburger'.
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Mo Layhani awarded a game penalty to Brydan Klein who called himself a "stupid person", handed Sam Groth the match (Klein's plea went on).