Stefanos Tsitsipas was barely a metre away from being disqualified from the Australian Open when he almost hit a ballkid out of frustration halfway through the third set.
The Greek star had taken a two-set lead over Jiri Lehecka in their quarter-final clash on Rod Laver Arena and was up 4-3 in the third set, with the score levelled at 30-30.
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Lehecka served wide to Tsitsipas before smashing home the return for a clean winner.
As the ball bounced off the back wall, Tsitsipas smacked it straight back at the wall just as a ballkid was about to go and retrieve it.
Tennis legend Jim Courier couldn’t believe what he had just seen and claimed the No. 3 seed was a very lucky man he didn’t hit the ballkid as it quite easily could have…