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19th Apr 2016

Ballboy goes from utter embarrassment to the coolest man on court in a split second

Don't laugh

Darragh Murphy

Surely his friends won’t take the piss out of him for this, right?

A ballboy at the Barcelona Open had a day to forget when he lost his balance during a match between Teymuraz Gabashvili and Nicolas Almagro.

The youngster got a face full of wall as he returned to his post but, impressively, he was able to turn it around and play it cool as though nothing had happened.

Almagro heard the thump of skull on hoarding and slowly turned around to see what had happened, but wasn’t quick enough for the ballboy, who had reclaimed his status as coolest man on the court before Almagro could even notice.

Slick save, young man.