Wimbledon 2010: Victor Hanescu Leaves In the Middle of Match
Victor Hanescu lost to Daniel Brands.
This could be just another game recap, but Hanescu didn't just lose—he did it on purpose.
Before the match ended, some German fans had to be expelled from the arena because they were drunk and verbally attacking Hanescu.
Instead of ignoring them, as any other player would have, he confronted them spitting at them and saying "F*ck you" in a clear and loud voice. This cost him a warning.
After winning the first and second sets, Hanescu started showing signs of pain in his knee and lost the following two. The match entered it's fifth and final set, before which Hanescu asked for the match to be suspended because of poor visibility but was denied and the match continued.
Hanescu was down 2-0 when he started to deliberately commit "foot fouls" until it was time to change courts.
When he was in line with the umpire, he shook his hand and left.
Brands, who wasn't sure what was happening, is now qualified for the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career where he will play Thomas Berdych.
Police are investigating bets to try and find something suspicious.
All this happened on court No. 18, the same one the never-ending match was played before.
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