Wednesday 22nd May 2019,

Tennis Line Judge Takes Ball To The Groin (Video)


A very unlucky umpire was on the receiving end of a 195kph serve at the 2016 Australian Open.

During Roger Federer’s quarterfinal win over Czech sixth seed, Tomas Berdych, an errant serve from Berdych hit an umpire right in the groin. Berdych is now for his fast service speed.

The crowd groaned as they watched the poor umpire get hit. Unfortunately for him he had no time to react. He jumped in the air in shock and then hunched over in pain.

Commentators Brad Gilbert and Patrick McEnroe called out as they watched the slow-motion replay. ‘I think the whole crowd had the same response. Get that man a seat.’

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