Kei Nishikori might be one of the calmest players on tour but when a Grand Slam is on, even he is left animated on the court. In a match against Thanasi Kokkinakis, Nishikori was left bewildered that a point was awarded against him after a ball boy had thrown a ball at him midway through the point.
In the first round clash at Roland Garros, after both Nishikori and Kokkinakis held their first two
With the score at deuce, the 21-year-old Aussie took the offensive and dictated the point, catching the World No. 9 out with a
However, by this time the ball boy had already thrown the ball at Nishikori and it hit his foot just as Kokkinakis smashed the ball down the line. Nishikori complained to the chair umpire that he had been distracted by the ball boy, but the official was having none of it and awarded the point to the Aussie.
Even though Nishikori was broken in the game and ended up losing the first set 6-4, he came back and won the next three to secure a place in the next round at the French Open.
You can watch the incident here.
The point Kei was arguing earlier. Ballkid threw a ball at Kei during the point. The chair didn't see that. "I don't care you didn't see it" pic.twitter.com/8V0x0Y2INe— moruni (@morunien) May 30, 2017
Predict Tennis, Badminton, Cricket and more games on Nostragamus App!
Play and win up to ₹40,000! Compete against the biggest sports fans in India. Join Now!
Predict Matches to Win UNLIMITED PayTM Cash Prizes! Over 4,000 winners daily.