'Call the police': Aussie player's 'ugly' tennis exchange explodes

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Jordan Thompson (pictured left) clashes with Elias Ymer (pictured right) over a controversial call at the Citi Open (picture right).
Jordan Thompson (pictured left) got into a fierce exchange with Elias Ymer (pictured right) over a controversial call at the Citi Open. (Images: Twitter)

The chair umpire was forced to separate Aussie tennis star Jordan Thompson and opponent Elias Ymer after the pair were involved in an ugly argument at the Citi Open.

Thompson and Ymer were locked into a tight two-hour battle during the Citi Open Round of 64, which the Aussie lost 3-6, 7-5, 6-3.

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However, the Aussie became clearly perturbed in the final game of the match.

Thomson was serving to stay in the match when he hit a drop shot.

Ymer raced to the net and appeared to sneak the ball over, which prompted an unforced error from Thompson.

But, the Australian believed the ball had bounced twice before Ymer reached it and implored for the call to be changed.

“Are you gonna take that (point)," Thompson said, to which Ymer replied he “didn’t see it”.

Ymer received match point from the controversial rally and subsequently closed out the match.

Jordan Thompson sparks fireworks at net

Thompson was clearly livid at the call, which handed Ymer match point.

The pair appeared to exchange heated words at the net, before Thompson removed himself to his area.

But, Ymer crossed the net and the chair umpire was forced to intervene to seperate the pair.

There were reports Ymer said "call police" during the exchange.

Viewers were divided over whether the ball bounced twice or not.

However, they agreed the 'ugly' exchange between the players nearly boiled over.

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Ymer will go on to face another Aussie, John Millman, in the next round at the Citi Open.

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