Australian Open nearly ends in disaster for Stefanos Tsitsipas after narrowly missing ball kid during outburst

Stefanos Tsitsipas, the present world No. 4 ranked tennis professional, superior to the semifinal spherical of the Australian Open on Tuesday after defeating Jiri Lehecka of their quarterfinal match, however the end result of that match may have been very completely different due to an outburst Tsitsipas had in response to a missed ball. Within the third set and main by two units, Tsitsipas missed a return throughout a brief back-and-forth on Lehecka’s serve.
Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas hits a return in opposition to the Czech Republic’s Jiri Lehecka throughout their males’s singles quarter-final match on day 9 of the Australian Open tennis event in Melbourne on Jan. 24, 2023.
(WILLIAM WEST/AFP through Getty Pictures)Then, out of frustration, Tsitsipas hits the ball into the wall simply as a ball child passes by to retrieve the ball. ANDY MURRAY EXPLODES AT AUSTRALIAN OPEN AFTER BATHROOM BREAK DENIED DURING MARATHON: ‘IT’S A JOKE’”Tsitsipas simply acquired actually fortunate,” the broadcasters stated of the outburst. “He swings in anger and it practically hits the ball child and if it does, he’s shaking palms a loser on this match.” ATP guidelines are strict about ball abuse throughout matches. In 2020, Novak Djokovic was famously disqualified from the U.S. Open after he hit a ball that hit a line decide. In consequence, the chair umpire dominated he defaulted the match. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM
A ball child strikes a moth within the quarterfinal singles match between Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas and Czech Republic’s Jiri Lehecka throughout day 9 of the 2023 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Jan. 24, 2023 in Melbourne, Australia.  
(Graham Denholm/Getty Pictures)Tsitsipas stated throughout a press convention after the spherical that he regrets hitting the ball in that method, however from his standpoint, the ball child was not shut sufficient to get hit. “I noticed the ball child when the ball got here again – , I’m knowledgeable tennis participant. I used to be not aiming for the ball child, clearly. I noticed the wall. It simply went again in direction of the wall. The ball child was, effectively in my eyes, fairly distant from me.””I might have actually needed to miss to hit that ball child.”CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas reacts within the quarterfinals singles match in opposition to the Czech Republic’s Jiri Lehecka throughout day 9 of the 2023 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Jan. 24, 2023 in Melbourne, Australia. 
(Graham Denholm/Getty Pictures)He continued, “In fact, it’s not good even to hit it again in direction of the wall. I personally don’t assume I hit it too laborious. However it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter. What I did, I’m undoubtedly not pleased about that and I shouldn’t have performed it however it was a part of the second. My ball fell brief – there was a bit of little bit of frustration there however issues occur.” Tsitsipas goes on to play Karen Khachanov of Russia within the semifinals on Thursday.