Troicki was down a set and serving to start out the second set down 30-40. Facing a break point, Troicki hit a crosscourt backhand that went deep and appeared to clip the line. The chair umpire called it out, giving Gulbis the break to start the set. It also led to a complete unraveling from Troicki, who went off the hinges.
Troicki immediately complained about the call, leading to him and the umpire investigating the mark the ball left on the clay court. Troicki pointed out that there was no space between the mark the ball left on the court and the baseline, while the umpire refused to change his call.
“You don’t want to correct yourself. You’re wrong,” Troicki kept repeating while making a huge scene.
“From space you can see it’s there,” he said, drawing plenty of laughter.
“You are 100 percent wrong. I wouldn’t make a show out of this,” he continued.
Then around the 2:45 mark, takes the cameramen and has them come out to film a zoomed-in shot of the ball. The camera guys seemed to be loving it, too.
With all respect to Troicki, it looks like he was right in his argument. Check out where the ball landed: