VIDEO: ATP Challenger Match Halted Due To Couple Having Sex
It isn’t very often that a tennis match is upstaged by something that has happened nearby, but that’s exactly what occurred at the Sarasota Challenger in America.
Third seed Frances Tiafoe was playing compatriot Mitchell Krueger in the first round. The American rising star was comfortably in control of the match with a one-set lead before hearing screams. Fortunately the unidentified female wasn’t screaming in fear, in fact, it was the complete opposite. In a nearby apartment the entire crowd could hear a woman moaning during sex. The somewhat bizarre situation was laughed off by the crowd and players, with Tiafoe making his own joke.
“It can’t be that good!” He shouted after one of the screams.
Kruger’s tactic was somewhat different to that of his opponent. The 23-year-old decided to smash a tennis ball in the direction of the apartment, but it failed to interrupt the couples love-making.
What was even more comical about the situation was the match commentator, Mike Cation. Initially, he told viewers that the noise came from somebody’s mobile phone in the crowd. It wasn’t until he heard more screams that Cation realised it was actually two people getting frisky in the nearby surroundings.
“No, that’s not a phone, that’s an apartment across the lake,” said Cation. “Oh my God.”
Despite playing to the background noise of two people having sex, Tiafoe came through the match 6-3, 6-2. Bidding to win his first title of the season, the world No.87 will play Italy’s Andrea Arnaboldi in the second round.
It is safe to say that Tiafoe won’t be forgetting this match for a while!