Tim Henman disqualified for hitting ball kid.

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  1. Gee Willikers Batman!

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    I'm watching the Hewitt/Nalbandian match and one of the announcers said that Tim Henman got disqualified in a match early on in his career for hitting a ball kid. Tim was meaning to hit the ball into the net but he accidently hit a ball kid.

    Any videos of this?
     
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  2. rovex

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    Lol, Murray did the same thing in Paris vs cilic
     
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  3. batz

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    I doubt it. I think it happened during a doubles match. Tim hit the ball in anger just as the ballgirl started to run and it hit her on the head.
     
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  4. Gustavo Kuerten

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    Didn't Coria once hit a ball boy with his racquet at the French Open? Against Verkerk.
     
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  5. MichaelChang

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    So ball boys/girls need to wear helmets/armors now on the court?
     
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    I remember this incident but pretty sure it was very unintentional on Coria's part.
     
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    Verdasco playing Djokovic (or Djokovic playing Verdasco) hit a ballgirl in the head with an attempted forehand serve return winner.

    Can't remember who it was. It's on youtube
     
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    Wimbledon, 1995. It happened during a doubles match, earlier rounds. I think he was playing with a fellow Englishman and was defaulted, yep.

    You can see a short video on the 'Wimbledon 1995' official film, for those who have it.

    EDIT : I can remember that he hit a ball in the air with anger, hurt accidentally a young ballgirl, to whom he offered flowers two or three days later. She hadn't been seriously hurt though.
     
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  9. Dave M

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    I think he was playing with Neil Broad, first man to get defaulted from Wimbledon.
     
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    No sure if it was against Agassi, anyhow I do remember that Tournament Director (or someone close to) came up and asked Coria for a public apology, even that Coria gave his t-shirt to the ball boy.
     
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    He was playing with Jeremy Bates as far as i recall.

    Unfortunately, it looks like Henman is still a law unto himself, as apparently he has also been banned from visiting any zoo in the UK until 2014, following an unfortunate incident involving a red-faced black spider monkey and a satsuma at London Zoo in 2009!
     
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    Johan Brunström (doubles player) got disqualified last year for accidentally hitting a linesmen with his racquet, when performing a racquet smash. Just wanted to share. :)
     
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  14. Dave M

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    Yes thats right it was bates wasn't it.Did you remember that Tarango was on the other side of the net?The ball girl that was hit by the ball, was also on court when Tarango lost it and was defaulted a few days later.
     
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    tim's apologies...
    (she didn't seem too severly injured) ;)
     
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    Murray got disqualified from Junior US Open after either smashing a racquet and accidentally hitting a linesperson or accidentally hitting a ball at a linesman.
     
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    how can u expect players to avoid it 100% of the time, it's bound to happen at some point
     
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    It's OK if it's a normal shot, but not if they hit the ball in anger or something after losing a point and it hits the ballkid.
     
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    I realise that, I'm going off the OP, it implied it was an accident, so imo he shouldn't have been penalised for it, if that was the case.
     
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