VIDEO: Fernando Verdasco slammed after berating ball boy
Fernando Verdasco has come under fire after he reacted angrily after a ball boy was too slow to hand him his towel.
The world No 28 took on Yoshihito Nishioka in the Shenzhen Open semi-final on Saturday and lost the match 1-6, 6-3, 7-6, but his antics midway through the second set caused all the wrong headlines.
The Spaniard was reacted angrily to a ball boy who didn’t bring his towel quickly enough.
Here is the original video from TennisTV.
— doublefault28 (@doublefault28) September 29, 2018
Judy Murray was one of those who hit out at Verdasco after the incident.
— judy murray (@JudyMurray) September 30, 2018
And a few more reactions.
Imagine being a tennis mad 12 yr old kid, absolutely beside himself at being a ball boy sharing a court with his heroes, only to be slaughtered by Fernando Verdasco for being too slow with his towel. Embarrassing really. https://t.co/jlnMVGQm5U
— Ewan Miller (@EwanJM) September 30, 2018
Disgraceful behaviour from Fernando Verdasco. He needs to take a wee look at himself. https://t.co/1Df9ANxfmR
— Gavin Newlands MP (@GavNewlandsSNP) September 30, 2018
Here’s Fernando Verdasco, a man in his thirties who earns millions of dollars a year playing tennis, having a go at a child volunteer for not being quick enough with his towel.
— Lee Ewen (@leegewen) September 29, 2018
Fernando Verdasco, 34, privileged to earn $16m playing tennis, angrily berates a child volunteer for not being quick enough with his towel. Good look.https://t.co/JpphTnKthq
— Nick Harris (@sportingintel) September 29, 2018
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