Tennys Sandgren was kicked out of the ATP Challenger tournament in North Carolina after accidentally hitting a line umpire. Just prior to that, he was hit in the groin by a ball thrown by a ball kid. Sandgren took responsibility for the incident on Twitter.
This incident is very similar to the incident at the 2020 US Open when Novak Djokovic hit a ball in anger that hit a line judge. Djokovic was defaulted from the tournament.
Sandgren has attracted controversy in the past for his support of alt-right wing groups. He deleted those tweets and claimed that he hopes for a “fresh start”.
Sandgren was ranked 41 in the world in 2019. His ranking has slipped since then and he is currently ranked outside the Top 100.