JEFF TARANGO

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“THAT’S it, I’m not play­ing!” The most petu­lant player ever on the ten­nis cir­cuit (even more so than Su­per­brat John McEn­roe) 26-year-old ten­nis pro Jeff Tarango – now a reg­u­lar BBC com­men­ta­tor – spat out his dummy and stomped out of Wim­ble­don mid-match in 1995 af­ter a dis­puted ace.

The Amer­i­can claimed he was vic­timised by umpire Bruno Re­beuh, yelling at him: “You’re the most cor­rupt of­fi­cial in the game!”

Later, Tarango’s wife Bene­dicte slapped Re­beuh in the face.

“Jeff couldn’t hit him as he might be thrown out of ten­nis,” she said.

“Women are emo­tional,” ex­plained Tarango, who was fined a record £30,000.

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