WATCH: Novak Djokovic accidentally hits ball boy at Italian Open, apologises with high-five

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Monday, May 20th, 2019 | 0

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic had an embarrassing moment earlier this week at the Italian Open.

Playing against Diego Schwartzman of Argentina in the semi-finals, Djokovic miscued a return that went on hit a ball boy’s head.

The Serb was quick to apologise in his very own way, advancing to share a high-five with the kid, who wore a sheepish smile on his face.

Djokovic went on to prevail 6-3 6-7 6-3 over the 20th-ranked Schwartzman, who hadn’t dropped a set until then.

The Serb, however, couldn’t go all the way in Rome as he was handed a 6-0 4-6 6-1 defeat at the hands of rival Rafael Nadal in the title clash on Sunday.

The players will now have a few days to enjoy before getting back to practice as the all-important French Open is scheduled to begin later this month.


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