Here’s one athlete who lost a few fans yesterday. Spaniard David Ferrer was getting ready to serve in his Sony Ericsson Open quarterfinal match in Florida against American Mardy Fish when the sound of a crying baby distracted him.
Ferrer, who was ranked sixth, paused briefly but decided to keep on playing through the noise. He lost the point, and then lost his composure.
Looking in the general direction of the baby, Ferrer lobbed a tennis ball into the crowd in an act of frustration.
In a fitting bit of karma, he then lost the next point and four straight games, capping a second-set meltdown of epic proportions.
Take a look at the videos below for more.
- Video – Tennis pro annoyed by crying baby (boston.com)
- Tennis Player Hits Ball At Baby (thebostonsportslist.com)