Jun 25, 2009

VIDEO: Michael Llodra crashes into ball girl, knocks out of Wimbledon

Michael Llodra crashed out of Wimbledon when a collision with the umpire's chair and a ball girl brought an abrupt end to his second round match against Tommy Haas during the seventh game yesterday.

He was sprinting towards Haas dropshot in the fifth game when he couldn't apply the breaks. Llodra slammed into the umpire's chair before collapsing on top of the ball girl.



A player's chair was knocked over and a bin went flying due to the impact.

Llodra asked the ball girl whether she was okay and gave her a hug before resuming the match.

He tried to get back into the game but it was over by the 20th minute of the match.

Much to the crowd’s delight, after Llodra left the court Haas played several rallies with a ballboy and then a ballgirl.

The ballgirl was sufficiently good that someone in the crowd felt it necessary to shout, "Come on, Tommy!”

(Via guardian.co.uk, Wimbledon official website; Images by Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images)

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