A shocker in the dazzling Sun on Centre Court at Flinders Park – the first disqualification from a Grand Slam event since 1963! McEnroe  was complaining about everything & abusing the balls throughout the 2-hour 49-minute break-fest.
Chronologically his violation of the rules that led to the defaulting looked as follows:
– the first code-violation he got being *2:1 ahead in the 3rd set because he was glaring at lines-woman standing in front of her, instead of beginning another game on serve (she’d made a decision he disapproved two games before)
[ an hour later he got the first time-violation at 1-all (0/30) in the 4th set when he changed his racquet to extend the break between the points ]
– as Pernfors  had a break point leading 3:2 in the 4th set, McEnroe threw his racquet which ended up in a game awarded to the Swede
– McEnroe couldn’t agree with that decision and his inappropriate language caused his disqualification a few minutes later
I’m not sure about the rules at the time, anyway when McEnroe lost the last game of the match it was his third code-violation not the second (the first one occurred at 01:30:00)
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