Playing a Davis Cup tie against Great Britain in Ottawa, he swatted away a loose ball in anger, only for it to land smack on the left eye of chair umpire Arnaud Gabas, who suffered a broken orbital bone. How would this embarrassment affect him
Shapovalov lost the first two sets of the deciding match against Kyle Edmund. After missing a shot, Shapovalov angrily hit a ball that struck chair umpire Arnaud Gabas in the eye. Shapovalov was defaulted and Canada lost the tie. “He learned from that
Tennis umpire Arnaud Gabas has undergone surgery on a fractured bone under his left eye after being hit by Denis Shapovalov in Canada's Davis Cup tie against Great Britain. Shapovalov smashed a ball in anger during the third set of the deciding rubber ... - -
Umpire Arnaud Gabas wore dark glasses yesterday as he received two bags of ice from reception at the Fairmont Hotel. His left eye still red and swollen from the impact of a loose tennis ball, Gabas admitted: “I came off the court looking like Rocky - - -
Canada's Denis Shapovalov says he would not have been able to forgive himself if the umpire he hit in the eye with a ball had been seriously injured. Shapovalov was fined $7,000 (£5,600) for his actions during a Davis Cup match with Great Britain's - -
E pensare che il suo 2017 era iniziato nel modo peggiore possibile: una squalifica arrivata in un match di Davis contro il britannico Edmund, a seguito di una violenta pallata scagliata (involontariamente) nell'occhio del povero arbitro Arnaud Gabas.
Great Britain win their Davis Cup tie against Canada in Ottawa on Sunday after teenager Denis Shapovalov is defaulted for hitting a ball into the face of the umpire, Arnaud Gabas. Down 6-3, 6-4, 2-1 to Kyle Edmund and having just been broken
There's a cliché in sports that one most go through some kind of failure or hardship before ultimately achieving victory. For 18-year-old Denis Shapovalov, the moment may have come in February against Kyle Edmund, Shapovalov's next opponent at the U.S. ... - -
Remember this wince-worthy incident where Denis Shapovalov smashed a ball in anger straight into umpire Arnaud Gabas's eye during the Davis Cup back in February? The jaw-dropping incident cost the current world No. 194 the match (and Canada the tie ...
Shapovalov smashed a ball towards the stands during a first-round Davis Cup match against Britain, but instead hit umpire Arnaud Gabas in the eye and was defaulted. That allowed the Brits to wrap up a 3-2 victory in the tie. The umpire required a
Don't let their calm fool you; tennis umpires are hardened and trained professionals. Well, perhaps not hardened, but definitely well trained. With Wimbledon quickly approaching, the sport's rule enforcers are getting ready for arguably the biggest
A crestfallen Shapovalov afterwards immediately sought out Gabas to apologise, before the umpire was taken to hospital for a check-up. He was said by an International Tennis Federation spokesperson to have 'swelling and bruising around his left eye'.
Edmund won the first two sets and, when the British player took a 2-1 lead in the third set, a frustrated Shapovalov picked up a ball and took a wild swing. The ball hit umpire Arnaud Gabas in the eye and the teenager from Richmond Hill, Ont., was
As those who follow tennis know, in a moment of stress and anger, after being broken by Kyle Edmund in the third set, I tried to hit the ball out of the stadium and unintentionally hit chair umpire Arnaud Gabas in the face. The most immediate aftermath