July 12, 2024

Open Court

MORE TENNIS THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED

During a match in the Shanghai Challenger semifinals, the umpire actually had to call an official to sit in the stands to control the Chinese fans.

Japan’s Hiroki Moriya (he won, 6-7, 7-6, 7-6) complained they were calling out before his serves. It seems they also were dropping water bottles just at the wrong times.

You can watch the match here (drama begins about 2:56).

It was fairly nuts. When Moriya won a point: almost silent. When opponent Zhe Li did (in addition to his loud “C’MONN!” whenever Moriya would make an error) big applause.

(h/t to @DatGoneIt77)

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