WATCH: Line judge struck on face by Greek tennis player Tsitsipas

Luckily, he was alright and gave a thumbs up to the player


Sports Desk June 20, 2019
PHOTO: SCREENGRAB/ TENNIS TV

Mostly line judges in tennis make it to the news due to controversial decisions, but Stefanos Tsitsipas on Wednesday brought one into the limelight for some other reason, a hurtful one.

During the first set of the match, Tsitsipas reached out for a return but the ball hit the frame of his racquet and smashed right into the face of the line judge.

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Although it was a mistake, Tsitsipas still reached out to find out if the judge was alright and if the match could continue.

Everyone let out a sigh of relief after the judge showed a thumbs up to Tsitsipas.



The match between Tsitsipas and Kyle Edmund saw a washout which means the Greek will have to play the match today [on Thursday].

The match was stuck at three games each in the second set after Tsitsipas had won the first set 6-3.

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Earlier on Wednesday, another incident shook the crowd with fright when a ball boy slipped while retrieving the ball during the Halle Open in Germany.

He was taken off on a wheel chair and later it was revealed that he hadn't incurred any serious ankle or knee injury.

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