Originally Posted by tennisgirl19
As silverwhite said it was the first round of qualifying and he threw his racquet in frustration hitting the linesperson then being disqualified.
The lead-up tournament was a Challenger in NYC (I was there) and during his first round match he ended up quitting the match because he was down a break in the 3rd and he thought that he couldn't win. He first got a warning for breaking his racquet, then a point penalty for throwing the ball outside the court, then a game penalty in the 3rd set since he broke another racquet. After that he quit the match and just walked off the court failing to complete it.
Wow, he seems to have matured a lot!!! I can't imagine Richard doing something like that nowadays!!
Did he really just walk off the court at the NYC Challenger??