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American Jared Donaldson’s Monte-Carlo debut didn’t lack for drama. Unfortunately for the 21-year-old world No.51 it was the wrong kind of drama. Maybe it's time for a Snickers?

Donaldson became irate after a bad call didn’t go his way in the second set of his 6-3, 6-3 defeat at the hands of Albert Ramos-Vinolas, and got involved in a very aggressive confrontation with umpire Arnaud Gabas. Donaldson vehemently protested a call on a Ramos-Vinolas serve, and when Gabas wouldn’t change his ruling he stepped in closer and began screaming at him.

Hawk-Eye would later reveal that Donaldson was correct about the call—the ball was long even as it was on the line—but that doesn’t change the fact that the American may have stepped over the line with his physical and threatening protest.


Donaldson calmed down after the loss, but still refused to shake Gabas’ hand after the contest. For those scoring at home, Gabas is the umpire who was on the receiving end of Denis Shapovalov’s errant blast last year at Davis Cup. The silver lining?

At least this time he wasn’t physically harmed.

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