Jared Donaldson has been fined a huge sum for misconduct and violation of code after ranting at the chair umpire. He obviously lost it after his loss to Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the Masters game at Monte Carlo. The total sum he was fined for his misconduct was £4,000 (€5,000).
The 21-year-old American thought the serve was out hence pointed to the ground and shouted “there’s a mark right here.”
He was outrightly enraged by the his loss to his opponent and became irate with a call in the second set of the game when Ramos-Vinolas was serving at 3-2, 4-0 and transferred the aggression on the umpire on monday.
He moved up to Arnaud Gabas, the French umpire and with a raised voice said “’Yes it is, yeah it is,’ as he insisted his mark was right and the umpire’s call of in was wrong.”
Donaldson subsequently yelled the same line again in anger at the French umpire just before the arrival of the supervisor who then gave him the violation code.
After much ado and the game continued, he went downhill in a 6-3, 6-3 loss to Ramos-Vinolas and was left feeling all blue and pale as a result of the defeat.
Should he pay up his fine and get continue with his game, he is likely to face Phillip Kohlschreiber or Tennys Sandgren in the second round of the Monte Carlo competition.