Watch: Renzo Olivo wild outburst; throws racket at 'criminal' umpire, smashes chair

Olivo had a major outburst moments before being defaulted from his Santiago Challenger first-round match.

by Dzevad Mesic
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Watch: Renzo Olivo wild outburst; throws racket at 'criminal' umpire, smashes chair
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Former world No. 78 Renzo Olivo was left absolutely infuriated with a "criminal" chair umpire at the Santiago Challenger after he felt that he was wrongly called for a touch at the net at a key moment. 

Olivo, currently ranked at No. 286 in the world, was down by a set to 363rd-ranked Orlando Luz and facing a break point in the third game of the second set when the chair umpire called a touch against him at the net. By having that called against him, 31-year-old Argentinian Olivo automatically lost the point as Luz opened a 6-3 2-1 lead in their Santiago first-round match.

Olivo instantly reacted and started shouting "No, no, no!" Olivo's reaction prompted him to be given an unsportsmanlike conduct. 

After being handed unsportsmanlike conduct, Olivo continued his rant and after exchanging some words with the chair umpire, he threw the ball toward his chair - threw a racket at the umpire's chair - before also approaching the umpire's chair and hitting it hard with his leg, after which a loud bang was heard.

Renzo Olivo
Renzo Olivo© Danny Miche - X
 

While Olivo was taking out his frustration on the umpire's chair, he was being given a second unsportsmanlike conduct and the supervisor was called on the court.

"He called a touch (at the net) against me, he is a criminal," Olivo reportedly shouted during his outburst. 

How was the match going before Olivo's default against Luz?

Early in the match, Olivo saved five break points in the second game but Luz still claimed the first break of the match in the sixth game for a 4-2 lead. Down by a break, Olivo instantly got the break back in the seventh game but lost his serve again in the eighth game as Luz opened a 5-3 lead. 

This time, Olivo didn't manage to get the break back as Luz converted his first set point in the ninth game and routinely served out for the first set.

Renzo Olivo
Renzo Olivo© Getty Images Sport - Julian Finney
 

At the start of the second set, Olivo dropped his serve in the opening game but managed to break back Luz in the following game. Then, the third game happened in which Olivo absolutely lost his cool and got defaulted. 

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