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Originally posted by TRD
Greg Rusedski crashed out of Wimbledon amid an ugly stream of expletives after one of the most controversial incidents in the tournament's history.
The British number two had lost the first two sets of his match against American Andy Roddick.
But he had broken back in the third and was leading 5-2 when at 15-30 a spectator called a Roddick forehand out.
Rusedski hit the ball back but turned away believing the decision to have been called by a linesman and Roddick planted the winner. to The score was called by umpire Lars Graff as 15-40 and an incensed Rusedski called for the point to be replayed.
His appeal was refused and when he lost his serve he turned and smashed a ball into the back canvas, narrowly missing a lineswoman.
He then returned to his chair at the changeover and launched an Anglo-Saxon volley of abuse at the umpire which prompted commentator Barry Davies to apologise for the content to viewers watching events unfold on BBC2.
``I can't do anything if the crowd ****** calls it,'' fumed Rusedski. ``It's ******* ridiculous. A ****** in the crowd changes the whole match and you allow it to happen. It's absolute ****''.
Rusedski did not win another game as Roddick seized on his loss of concentration to blast his way to a straight sets victory 7-6 7-6 7-5.