WATCH: Slovak tennis player Jozef Kovalik almost hits ball girl with racket at Barcelona Open

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Friday, April 27th, 2018 | 0

Jozef Kovalik survived a disqualification scare on Thursday after he almost hit a ball girl with his racket – inadvertently, of course.

Playing against 3rd seed Dominic Thiem of Austria in the third round of the ATP 500 Barcelona Open, the Slovak lucky loser conceded a closely-contest first set in the tie-breaker.

The frustration was clearly evident on his face as he banged his racket at changeover, scaring off a ball girl who was holding umbrella for him.

Luckily, though, it didn’t hit her, avoiding any sort of a disqualification scare.

Kovalik couldn’t really find back composure from there on as he went on to lose the match 6-7 6-2 in one hour and 43 minutes.

As for Thiem, he advanced to the quarter-finals to set up a date with Greek young gun Stefanos Tsitsipas.

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