Doubles Team At Napoli Challenger Defaulted After Accidentally Hitting Opponent In Head With Ball [Video]
by Tom Gainey | April 8th, 2016, 10:49 am

The Polish team of Mateusz Kowalczyk and Adam Majchrowicz were ahead against No. 2 seeds Remeez Junaid and Ken Skupski in the quarterfinals at the Napoli Challenger when things took a turn.

Serving up 6-4, 4-3, 30-40, Majchrowicz double faulted. In frustration over losing his serve and the break lead, he fired a forehand across the net, hitting Junaid in the head.

Seconds later, the Australian Junaid fell to the clay when he laid for next two minutes. Whether Junaid was really that injured or not, Kowalczyk and Majchronowicz were defaulted.

In doubles, players get hit all the time. But was this any worse?
Video of the incident:

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6 Comments for Doubles Team At Napoli Challenger Defaulted After Accidentally Hitting Opponent In Head With Ball [Video]

Tom Says:

No. 2 seeds, no comment :(

Green Lady Says:

Tim Henman was disqualified from Wimbledon for hitting a ball girl one year i believe ? ….

Wog Boy Says:

Ohh..come on.. that was classic example of milking the penalty. Even Spanish football players are not so bad..though they tend to fall when you give them dirty look in order to milk the penalty..
Not really in Aussie spirit:(

Humble Rafa Says:

Challengers are very serious tournaments. Flaking is okay.

Humble Rafa Says:

This is better than these guys getting banned for doping.


MMT Says:

Even though the guy was clearly making a meal of it, the decision to default them was correct. And GreenLady, it was 1995 and Henman (I believe) remains the only player to be defaulted from Wimbledon in its history – that’s 139 years of history. It was a doubles match where he hit that poor girl, but he was defaulted from all competitions (including singles).

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