Bosnia's Damir Dzumhur let his emotions get the best of him in his second-round qualifying match against Botic van de Zandschulp at the Mexican Open.

The world No. 125 was frustrated with the chair umpire throughout the opening set, but became furious at 5-5, deuce, when the umpire didn't overrule a forehand hit by his Dutch opponent that was called in. The call would give his opponent advantage in the extremely tight game.


The incident sparked an overwhelming anger, which led to Dzumhur falling behind, 5-6, in the opening set. He received a code violation and a point penalty for scolding the chair umpire on the changeover and when he returned back onto the court.

While many news outlets are reporting that the 28-year-old was disqualified due to his on-court rage, Dzumhur took to Twitter to set the record straight.

"Dear media, if you are already broadcasting news, then at least try to make that news accurate. Damir Dzumhur was not disqualified. Damir Dzumhur left the field voluntarily, due to the behavior and decisions of the chief judge, which were neither objective nor correct," he wrote on Twitter.

The Bosnian also stated he never "threatened to kill someone," in his lengthy message.

Although the situation is unclear from the little video footage that is available, it's easy to see how furious he was. Dzumhur threw his racquet towards his bag and walked up to his opponent to touch fists and angrily stormed off the court.

Since he failed to complete the match, this gave Dzumhur his second code violation. He also received a hefty fine for his unsportsmanlike conduct.

"In addition to a total fine of $6,500, Dzumhur forfeits the second round qualifying prize money of $5,280. Following the penalties issued on-site, a further investigation will be initiated under the Player Major Offence provision under ATP Rules," the ATP said in a statement.