Tennis fan fi­nally scores af­ter towel tug-of-war

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WHEN a young fan was thrown a towel by his hero. only to have it snatched from him by a mid­dle-aged man in front, he was shocked – as were tennis fans around the world.

But Peter Woodville, 14, has since met US player Jack Sock, who recog­nised him when he re­turned to Wimbledon and gave him another one.

Peter, from Philadel­phia, asked Sock for his towel as a sou­venir af­ter his match last week, but when he threw it into the crowd, the man snatched it.

Peter said: “I grabbed it and the guy tugged it away. I tugged it back a bit and he wasn’t let­ting go. I just let go even­tu­ally be­cause I thought I’m not strong enough to get it from him. I was dis­ap­pointed be­cause I re­ally wanted it. I told my mom: ‘I’m shocked that guy would do that to a kid’.”

A video of their tug-of-war went vi­ral and Sock promised to give the boy another towel if he could be tracked down.

Peter went back to Wimbledon on Fri­day last week with his mother Faeze, 55, and said Sock recog­nised him when he went up to get an au­to­graph.

The teen said: “He opened up his bag and tossed me his towel.

“He said: ‘I’m so sorry this hap­pened. Re­ally nice to meet you. I’m sorry, buddy’.” – Daily Mail

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