They Make ‘Em Tough Down Under: Ball Kid At Australian Open Gets Clocked In Face, Doesn’t Even Flinch

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David Ferrer advanced to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open after beating Florian Mayer in a close, 4-set match. Along the way, however, this brilliant little gem happened.

Ferrer’s first serve is routinely around 100 mph, and when Mayer shanked one off the court, it popped the ballboy by the chair referee in the face. Ballboys aren’t paid but do it to keep the gear, to get the best seats in the house to this incredible contest, and maybe be a part of history.

Well, this poor kid is on the wrong end of history-making.

H/T: OnTheGoTennis

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