Thanasi Kokkinakis reacts after being punched in the stomach by ballboy cops at 208km/h
The great name of Australian tennis, Thanasi Kokkinakis, ran
to the side of a ball boy who was at the receiving stop of a 208km/h
Maxime Cressy served an ace that ended up in the
boy's stomach, who indeed hunched over and tried to get on with his task.
Cressy offered an apologetic wave even
as Kokkinakis came over to check on the ball boy, briefly speaking to him before
Nearby Adelaide retweeted the video
the next day, praising the young man for his bravery.
Kokkinakis went straight to defeating
international No.34 Cressy for every notch on her Adelaide belt.
Winner and semifinalist of both comeback
activities here with 12 months left, he again relished the chance to play in front of an appreciative target audience
Kokkinakis fought off a takedown and a set
point in the second set to pull off a big win that he closed with an ace.
"I had an amazing summer here last year, starting in Adelaide and
with the (Australian Open) doubles (winning) being the icing on the cake," he said.
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