The ITF Junior tournament in Accra, Ghana has made the news for the wrong reasons after a 15-year-old French tennis player Michael Kouame slapped a Ghanaian player, Raphael Nii Ankrah because he lost the match.
Dropping the first set 2-6 against Ankrah, Kouame, the No. 1 seed in the tournament, fought in the second set to force a decision.
The Ghanaian won a dramatic final set 7-6 on a tie break, eliminating the Frenchman 6-2 6-7 7-6 in the first round.
As the two players approached the net for the traditional handshake, Kouame shocked his opponent by extending his hand to land a slap on Ankrah’s face and the crowd were left perplexed.
The ITF was notified right away, and the player was promptly disqualified from the competition.
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