Davis Cup umpire Arnaud Gabas hit in face

Sunday was a big day in the world of sports, with a football game a couple people watched known as “Super Bowl LI.” However, before the game even kicked off, an odd and funny situation happened in a completely different sport, with an unusual country elimination during the Davis Cup.

What’s the Davis Cup? Well, it’s a major international tennis tournament where players compete for the country they are from.

On Sunday the Canadians played Great Britain in the first round of the tournament. While the Canadians may have had high hopes for advancing past the first round, they were ultimately eliminated in the decisive fifth match.

The thing is, they weren’t eliminated for their poor play. Instead, they were eliminated from their first round tie after Denis Shapovalov was “defaulted” after he hit the match’s chair umpire, Arnaud Gabas, in the face.

About David Lauterbach

David is a writer for The Comeback. He enjoyed two Men's Basketball Final Four trips for Syracuse before graduating in 2016. If The Office or Game of Thrones is on TV, David will be watching.