Such situations are extremely rare in tennis. The unfortunate event occurred in the quarter-final match of the doubles championship in Toronto. Out of the “8”, the duo of Ivan Dodig-Rohan Bubana (Croatia, India) played against three in the tournament – Rajiv Ram/Joe Salisbury (USA, Great Britain).
The ominous dodge crush
The Croatian won the first set over the Indian 6:4. At the start of the second half, Dodig served in the third at 1:2 and 15:30. The opponent received his passes, but played the first ball. Dodig fired from the middle of the field, but he did it so poorly that he hit the Indian head with the ball.
41-year-old Rohan Bopana immediately grabbed his head and walked toward his seat and put his head on the ice. – almost? asked the judge immediately. The Hindu happily returned to Toys. However, the Americans and Brits won the second set 6:3. They were also definitely better in the decisive match, winning in a ratio of 10:4.
In the semi-finals, Ram / Dodig will face the Belgian duo Sander Gill / Juran Flegen. In the second match of the final, Wimbledon winners and Olympic gold medalists in Tokyo will face Croatian Nikola Mektic / Mate Pavic duo: Kevin Kraweitz / Horia Tekao (Germany, Romania).
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