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Tennis professional Sergiy Stakhovsky has taken a smartphone onto the court at the French Open to photograph the spot where a ball landed, in order to produce evidence an umpire made the wrong call.

The incident reportedly took place during the first set of the 101st-ranked male player's first-round loss to French opponent Richard Gasquet.

Stakhovsky reached for his mobe in an attempt to retrieve a point after the umpire called one of his shots out.

Stakhovsky later emitted the Tweet below.

The umpire warned Stakhovsky for using his phone and ignored the photographic evidence. As seems proper: if you can see a ball mark in the shot above you've better eyes than we at Vulture South.

Stakhovsky lost the match in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4, 6-3, but may have won the internet. ®

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