Originally Posted by adeegee
Anyone know what happened with Malisse how on earth did he manage to get defaulted when he was up a set
Short translation: Malisse started really well and took the first set easily. In the second set Ferrer played betterbetter. Nobody lost his serve, and so it was 5-5. But then Malisse was defaulted after 2 warnings.
What happened exactly at 5-5 in the second set with Xavier Malisse? Apparently he didn't agree on a decision of a line judge. Malisse entered into a discussion with the line judge, but went on to play afterwards. Out of miscontentment, he made couple of foot faults afterwards. This lead to a first warning.
This made Malisse so angry that he started insulting a line judge. What he said exactly wasn't know, but apparently it was bad enough to lead to a second warning. After two warnings, the player is defaulted.