Tennis players have been defauted for on-court misconduct

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Djokovic became the 12th player to get disqualified for on-court misconduct.


2020 - Novak Djokovic (Serbia), U.S. Open
Top seed Djokovic was defaulted from his fourth round match against Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta after striking a line judge with a ball following a point.

2019 - Nick Kyrgios (Australia), Italian Open
Kyrgios was disqualified from his second round match against Norway’s Casper Ruud at the Foro Italico after the volatile Australian hurled a chair on to the court.

2017 - Denis Shapovalov (Canada), Davis Cup
Shapovalov was defaulted from a Davis Cup tie against Britain’s Kyle Edmund after the Canadian inadvertently struck a ball into the umpire’s face.

2012 David Nalbandian (Argentina), Queens’s Club Championships
Nalbandian was disqualified from the final after injuring a line judge by kicking an advertising board into his shin.

2009 - Serena Williams (U.S.), U.S. Open
Williams was defaulted on the final point of her U.S. Open semi-final against Belgian Kim Clijsters following an argument with a line judge, who reported the American for verbal abuse.

2007 - Stefan Koubek (Austria), Open de Moselle
Koubek was disqualified from his opening round match against Sebastien Grosjean in Metz after using abusive language to the tournament supervisor while disputing a call.

2007 - Anastasia Rodionova (Australia), Cincinnati Open
Rodionova was defaulted from her opening round match against German Angelique Kerber after the Russian-born Australian hit the ball at fans cheering for her opponent.

1996 - Irina Spirlea (Romania), Palermo Ladies Open
Spirlea became the first WTA player to be disqualified after directing abusive language at an official during her second round match against Stephanie De Ville in Palermo.

1995 - Carsten Arriens (Germany), French Open
German qualifier Arriens was disqualified from the Paris Grand Slam during his opening round match against Brett Steven of New Zealand after hitting a line judge with his racket.

1995 - Jeff Tarango (U.S.), Wimbledon
Tarango walked out on his third round match against German Alexander Mronz after a row with the umpire.

1995 - Tim Henman and Jeremy Bates (Britain), Wimbledon
The British doubles pair of Jeremy Bates and Tim Henman became the first players to be disqualified from Wimbledon in the professional era after Henman accidentally fired a ball into the head of a ball girl following a point.

1990 - John McEnroe (U.S.), Australian Open
The American was disqualified from his fourth round match against Mikael Pernfors after being handed three code violations.
 

Moose Malloy

G.O.A.T.
What are your sources bro? The list is a lot longer than that. Off the top of my head Agassi was defaulted twice(96 Indy, 99 San Jose) Guga was defaulted at 98 RG(doubles)
Connors was defaulted at 86 Miami. I’m sure nastase was defaulted, they only created code of conduct because of him.

Seguso was defaulted vs Agassi at 89 IW.
Mac Fleming were defaulted in 86 USO doubles cause they were stuck in traffic on way to Flushing.
Goran was defaulted when he ran out of racquets at 2000 London.
Mali sse was defaulted at 05 Miami.

And Serena wasn’t defaulted, she got a point penalty on match point.
 
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jm1980

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2009 - Serena Williams (U.S.), U.S. Open
Williams was defaulted on the final point of her U.S. Open semi-final against Belgian Kim Clijsters following an argument with a line judge, who reported the American for verbal abuse.
Serena wasn't defaulted here. She received a point penalty at match point, after a prior warning for a code violation.
 

Hood_Man

G.O.A.T.
1995 - Jeff Tarango (U.S.), Wimbledon
Tarango walked out on his third round match against German Alexander Mronz after a row with the umpire.

1995 - Tim Henman and Jeremy Bates (Britain), Wimbledon
The British doubles pair of Jeremy Bates and Tim Henman became the first players to be disqualified from Wimbledon in the professional era after Henman accidentally fired a ball into the head of a ball girl following a point.
Just like buses, you wait 118 years for a default to occur and then two show up at once.
 

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a 'less incomplete' list...
(need to add @Moose Malloy 's suggestions)

1975Ilie NastaseMastersExtreme clowning
1976Ilie NastaseIndian WellsLeaving the court
1988Andres GomezCincinnatiVerbal abuse, racquet abuse
1990John McEnroeAustralian OpenThree consecutive code violations, including abusing the umpire
1995Cartsen ArriensRoland-GarrosHitting a linesman with a thrown racket
1995Jeff TarangoWimbledonLeaving the court after several code violations
1996Andre AgassiIndianapolisAbusing the umpire
1997Mariano ZabaletaMiamiHitting a judge line with a ball
2000Stefan KoubekRoland-GarrosHitting a ball boy
2000Marcelo RiosLos AngelesSwearing at the umpire
2005Xavier MalisseMiamiAbusing a judge line
2007Stefan KoubekMetzAbusing the supervisor
2012David NalbandianQueen’s ClubKicking a judge line
2017Denis ShapovalovDavis CupAccidentally hitting the umpire with a ball
2017Fabio FogniniUS OpenVerbal abuse
2018Yann MartiSwiss OpenAbusing the Swiss Davis Cup captain
2019Nick KyrgiosRomeMultiple verbal abuses, tossing a chair on the court
2020Novak DjokovicUS OpenHitting a line judge with a ball
2021Fabio FogniniBarcelonaVerbal abuse
2022Corentin MoutetAdelaideVerbal abuse toward umpire
2022Alexander ZverevAcapulcoVerbal abuse, unsportsmanlike conduct, hitting umpire’s chair with... his racquet?
2024Andrey RublevDubaiVerbal abuse, unsportsmanlike conduct... and?

updated from: https://www.tennismajors.com/atp/oc...s-disqualified-for-the-third-time-503039.html

PS: if we count qualifications, challengers and futures... arriens and koellerer join koubek and agassi as multiple offenders :giggle:
PS2: they count henman (doubles), but forget about kuerten :unsure: who willingly threw his racquet towards the chair umpire at RG (doubles as well)... and he was lucky nobody got hurt!
What are your sources bro? The list is a lot longer than that. Off the top of my head Agassi was defaulted twice(96 Indy, 99 San Jose) Guga was defaulted at 98 RG(doubles)
Connors was defaulted at 86 Miami. I’m sure nastase was defaulted, they only created code of conduct because of him.

Seguso was defaulted vs Agassi at 89 IW.
Mac Fleming were defaulted in 86 USO doubles cause they were stuck in traffic on way to Flushing.
Goran was defaulted when he ran out of racquets at 2000 London.
Mali sse was defaulted at 05 Miami.

And Serena wasn’t defaulted, she got a point penalty on match point.
wasn't ivanisevic kinda 'forced to retire' (due to lack of proper equipment), or something?

another interesting one is nastase... probably the only player to win a tournament after being defaulted! :D
masters 1975... not possible anymore as you're defaulted from the whole tournament, if it happens today ;)
Nb: seems it was initially a 'double disqualification'! :D
Just like buses, you wait 118 years for a default to occur and then two show up at once.
not to mention tarango was there in both matches... :p
 
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NAS

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a 'less incomplete' list...
(need to add @Moose Malloy 's suggestions)

1976Ilie NastaseIndian WellsLeaving the court
1988Andres GomezCincinnatiVerbal abuse, racquet abuse
1990John McEnroeAustralian OpenThree consecutive code violations, including abusing the umpire
1995Cartsen ArriensRoland-GarrosHitting a linesman with a thrown racket
1995Jeff TarangoWimbledonLeaving the court after several code violations
1996Andre AgassiIndianapolisAbusing the umpire
1997Mariano ZabaletaMiamiHitting a judge line with a ball
2000Stefan KoubekRoland-GarrosHitting a ball boy
2000Marcelo RiosLos AngelesSwearing at the umpire
2005Xavier MalisseMiamiAbusing a judge line
2007Stefan KoubekMetzAbusing the supervisor
2012David NalbandianQueen’s ClubKicking a judge line
2017Denis ShapovalovDavis CupAccidentally throwing a ball at the umpire
2017Fabio FogniniUS OpenVerbal abuse
2018Yann MartiSwiss OpenAbusing the Swiss Davis Cup captain
2019Nick KyrgiosRomeMultiple verbal abuses, tossing a chair on the court
2020Novak DjokovicUS OpenHitting a line judge with a ball
2021Fabio FogniniBarcelonaVerbal abuse
2022Corentin MoutetAdelaideVerbal abuse toward umpire
2022Alexander ZverevAcapulcoVerbal abuse, unsportsmanlike conduct, hitting umpire’s chair with... his racquet?
2024Andrey RublevDubaiVerbal abuse, unsportsmanlike conduct... and?

updated from: https://www.tennismajors.com/atp/oc...s-disqualified-for-the-third-time-503039.html

PS: if we count qualifications, challengers and futures... arriens and koellerer join koubek and agassi as multiple offenders :giggle:
PS2: they count henman (doubles), but forget about kuerten :unsure: who willingly threw his racquet towards the chair umpire at RG (doubles as well)... and he was lucky nobody got hurt!

wasn't ivanisevic kinda 'forced to retire' (due to lack of proper equipment), or something?

another interesting one is nastase... probably the only player to win a tournament after being defaulted! :D
masters 1975... not possible anymore as you're defaulted from the whole tournament, if it happens today ;)

not to mention tarango was there in both matches... :p
Hero we deserve;)
 
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