Tennis Players Threaten to Pee in a Can at Wimbledon

They really wanted a bathroom break
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 5, 2016 11:35 AM CDT
Tennis Players Threaten to Pee in a Can at Wimbledon
Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas at the French Open.   (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

It’s now affectionately known as "pee-gate." Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay and Marcel Granollers of Spain were cited for unsportsmanlike behavior during a third-round match at Wimbledon on Monday after Cuevas was denied a bathroom break in the fifth set, reports the Telegraph. But that was only the beginning. The pair were cited again for apparently threatening to pee in a ball can and for hitting the ball out of the court, per Reuters. They then refused to play for 10 minutes before finishing out their loss. "I think you should be allowed an extra toilet break if it's five sets," said opponent Jonny Marray, but "you have to respect the officials regardless of whatever happened in the match." (More tennis stories.)

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