Wimbledon player threatens to urinate courtside

Wimbledon player threatens to urinate courtside

Wimbledon officials will be facing a wee problem that has to do with the call of nature after a tennis player threatened to urinate on court.

During a marathon 3rd-round doubles match on Monday, Uruguayan player, Pablo Cuevas threatened to urinate into a ball can after being denied a bathroom break.

Wimbledon player threatens to urinate courtside

Pablo Cuevas of Uraguay (L) and Marcel Granollers of Spain (R) argue with the match referee during the Men's Doubles third round match (Getty Images)

The Uruguayan however earned himself a code violation for unsportsmanlike conduct with the fifth set in the balance at 9-8 after the bizarre scenes had unfolded.

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Cuevas and his playing partner Marcel Granollers staged a sit-down protest. According to the officials, Pablo Cuevas had not followed through with his threat but disrupted the match against Britain's Jonny Marray and Adil Shamasdin of Canada.

A witness however claims the Uruguayan did urinate into a ball can hidden by a towel.

Cuevas and Granollers were handed a second code violation by the chair umpire when Cuevas smashed a ball out of the court after two double faults.

Marray and Shamasdin were made to wait on court while their opponents refused to compete.

According to reports on SBS.com.au, Murray had expressed sympathy for Cuevas' plight to gain an extra bathroom break.

A supervisor had to be called, with Marray and Shamasdin progressing to the fourth round with a 6-3 4-6 6-4 3-6 14-12 win when play resumed 10 minutes later.

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