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By Chris Oddo



(May 15, 2013) -- Ernests Gulbis, eat your heart out.

Today, a meltdown of epic proportions occurred in Rome, and while it occurred in a match featuring the always entertaining Ernests Gulbis, the Latvian wasn't the culprit this time.

While facing a break point at 30-40 in the second set against Gulbis, Viktor Troicki was the victim of an overly zealous overrule by chair umpire Cedric Mourier. It was then that things got interesting. Troicki, tired of getting hammered by the Latvian, challenged Mourier's call, and eventually walked to the opposite baseline to discover that the call was wrong and his ball had touched the line.

From there things went absolutely gonzo, and it was hard to tell if fans were watching a Fellini movie or an ATP match. It starts with Troicki yelling "You know you're wrong! C'mon you know you're wrong!" as the men point at the ball mark in the clay. Later, it continues, as Troicki points out that the fact that the ball was in could even be seen from space.

Finally, the irate Serb commandeers the camera, the cameraman, and yanks him over to the scene of the crime for a close up shot of Mourier's glaring and unnecessary error.

All the while, a quiet Gulbis lurks in the distance, more than likely contemplating how he will someday outdo Troicki and achieve the meltdown to end all meltdowns.

Watch all the glorious and wonderfully entertaining footage in the video above.


 

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