There was so much expectation about this Fed Cup tie between Team GB and Romania. Two top10 players were meant to have a fantastic fight during the weekend (Johanna Konta and Simona Halep), and Sorana Cirstea from Romania was expected to stage an important comeback for her career.

What happened

Eventually, tennis (disgraced) legend Ilie Nastase, the captain of Romania, decided to steal the show. The Romanian couldn’t contain his frustration to enter the court during the match between Konta and Cirstea saying to the umpire “What’s your f***** problem?” Then he also called Anne Keothavong and Johanna Konta, “f***** bitches.”

 

Simona Halep tried to appeal for calm explaining to the crowd what has happened. Jo Konta was visibly upset to immediately drop her serve and then the players left the court on a 6-2 1-3 score-line for the Brit. After 20 minutes, they came back, and Jo conquered the following five games to win the match 6-2 6-3.

 

And Nastase?

The Romanian was escorted out from the Arena in full disgrace. The day before Nastase hit the headlines for the wrong reason after he released a racist comment about Serena Williams’ baby. Saying “Let’s see what color it has. Chocolate with milk?” 

Probably the guy needs a chamomile.


 

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Nastase was also banned from the Davis Cup in the 90s. This is the guy