Tursunov, who has been called the "Russian bad boy" because of his volatile temper, left abruptly when he and playing partner, Chris Haggard of South Africa, were docked a point after Tursonov hit a ball at the umpire's chair during a disputed line call in the third set against Italians Simone Bolelli and Andreas Seppi.
The Tursonov-Haggard duo was trailing the match in Nottingham, England, 6-4, 3-1, 7-8.
"After reviewing the situation, the ATP supervisor has withdrawn Tursunov from the tournament," the ATP said in a statement.
"If I knew exactly where I was hitting the ball I would've hit him, not the bottom of the chair," Tursunov said.
The 31st-ranked singles player in the latest men's tennis tour singles rankings released Monday, received a $4,000 fine at the 2006 Wimbledon tennis tournament for calling umpire Fergus Murphy an "idiot."
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