Hit in the eye, um­pire has surgery

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

Ten­nis um­pire Ar­naud Gabas has had surgery on a frac­tured bone un­der his left eye af­ter be­ing hit by a ball struck by Cana­dian player De­nis Shapo­valov dur­ing a Davis Cup match.

The In­ter­na­tional Ten­nis Fed­er­a­tion says “chair um­pire Ar­naud Gabas has un­der­gone suc­cess­ful surgery in France to re­pair a frac­ture of the or­bital bone un­der his left eye.”

The 17-year-old Shapo­valov hit a ball in anger in the de­cid­ing match against Kyle Ed­mund of Bri­tain on Feb. 5. He was im­me­di­ately de­faulted and fined $7,000 by the ITF.

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