David Ferrer was preparing to serve in his Sony Ericsson Open quarterfinal match against American Mardy Fish when the sound of a bawling child filled the stadium court. The sixth-ranked Spaniard briefly paused, but decided to play through the noise.
Ferrer lost the point. Then he lost his composure. Looking in the general direction of the crying baby, Ferrer lobbed a ball into the crowd in frustration. He went on to lose the next point and four straight games, capping a complete second-set meltdown.
He was not fined or anything for what he did. Luckily no one was hit, but what kills me is all the people defending the tennis player's actions! Saying things like "a tennis match is no place for a baby, I would have done the same thing." "Its the dad's fault for bringing the kid." Etc. etc. Seriously people? While I'm not going to argue that a tennis match might not be the best place to bring a child, that is NO EXCUSE for a professional to hit a tennis ball towards an innocent child ON PURPOSE! Gosh! Since when does an baby deserve to get aimed at for crying?! That's like saying a woman deserved to be swung at because she pissed off her husband.
I don't give a crap if the baby was crying or not....it is NEVER ok to be violent to a baby. EVER! Maybe the guy didn't have anyone to watch his child and had to bring her. I really don't see why it's such a big deal - if the baby was disrupting the game, why not ask them politely to walk around for a bit to help the baby calm down? My husband said it best, "I hope he loses every match he plays from here on out." Shame on the tennis player and anyone sticking up for him.
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