Aussie Marc Polmans Will get Disqualified After Hitting Umpire within the Face with Ball


By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Tuesday October 3, 2023

Aussie Marc Polmans has been having a stable season, rising within the rankings from nicely outdoors the High 300 to contained in the High 150, due to 39 wins throughout all ranges.

Tennis Express

The 26-year-old was denied his fortieth win in Shanghai, nevertheless, as he was disqualified from a qualifying match after hitting a ball in anger that struck the umpire within the face.

There isn’t a lot video of the incident, however there’s greater than sufficient right here:

Polman was main Italy’s Stefano Napolitano 7-6 (3),6-6 (6-5) when he botched a volley on the web and abruptly despatched the ball flying. Sadly the ball hit chair umpire Ben Anderson within the face. Polmans was rapidly disqualified and, reportedly, Anderson is okay.

It had been an excellent season stuffed with hope for Polmans, till then. He has by no means made the primary draw of a Masters 1000 occasion.

The incident was eerily much like one involving Denis Shapovalov at Davis Cup, which noticed the Canadian fireplace a ball that hit umpire Arnaud Gabas within the eye. Gabas needed to have surgical procedure to restore a fractured bone beneath his left eye.



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