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

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.

Frightening ball boy injury scares fans, commentators at Halle Open

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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