Raging Troicki launches classic Wimbledon rant

Serbia's Viktor Troicki launched a vintage tennis rant at Wimbledon on Thursday, blasting an umpire as an "idiot" and lambasting him for being "the worst in the world".

Viktor Troicki slumped to a 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 defeat to Spain's Albert Ramos Vinolas after slipping to match point down on a controversial over-rule by umpire Damiano Torella.   -  AP

Serbia's Viktor Troicki launched a vintage tennis rant at Wimbledon on Thursday, blasting an umpire as an "idiot" and lambasting him for being "the worst in the world".

Fiery Troicki, the 25th seed, slumped to a 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 defeat to Spain's Albert Ramos Vinolas after slipping to match point down on a controversial over-rule by umpire Damiano Torella.

A serve from the Spaniard had been called out but the decision was corrected and Troicki was furious, carrying the ball back to the chair on Court 17, telling the official to "look at it".

"You're the worst umpire in the world, you're so bad," screamed Troicki, who received a warning for his behaviour after he smashed the ball out of the court.

He lost the match on the next point but continued his rant as Torella climbed down from his perch.

"You're horrible, you know what you did. You are the worst ever, you're an idiot," he said.

"You didn't see anything in the match. You made about 30 mistakes for him and for me."



Bernard Tomic apologises



Controversial Australian Bernard Tomic apologised on Thursday after he used the word "retard" in a Wimbledon press conference.

World number 19 Tomic's comments had been branded as "damaging and offensive" by a learning disability charity.

"Yeah look, I apologise if I offended anyone. I'm sorry. It just came out the wrong way," Tomic said after beating Moldova's Radu Albot to make the third round.

The Australian made the comments on Wednesday after being asked how he felt being made to wait for his first round opponent Fernando Verdasco to arrive on court.

"I think he was up in the locker getting something taped. When I left, I thought he was leaving, so I just happened to walk out," said the 23-year-old.

"I did get to the court prior to him very early, and unfortunately I had to stand on court like a retard."

Learning disability charity Mencap had earlier told Tomic to say sorry.

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