Commentator Andrew Castle had in fact been referring to David Ferrer's two "game points" in his quarter-final match against Andy Murray.
"Three manly points, and now a couple of game points, with just a little bit of moisture in the air, he's kept his concentration well," Castle said of Ferrer.
One complainant claimed that the statement was an "outrageous example of hate speech," Pink News reports.
"3 manly points and a couple of gay points from ferrer' andrew castle what the f**k are you talking about?" said one Twitter user.
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"Wait .. he actually said "3 manly points followed by 3 gay ones?" What the actual ... really?" said another.
"Did this halfwit tennis commentator just refer to points as 'manly' and 'gay'?" said a third.
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