Last week at the Barcelona Open, the cameras rolled as a ball boy suffered a painful interaction with the back wall. All seemed to be going according to plan, until suddenly, it was not:
Tennis player: Did you guys hear something?— KorkedBats.com (@korkedbats) April 19, 2016
Ball boy: I didn't hear anything, no. pic.twitter.com/h0gi1kzaWI
Ball persons' jobs are to keep play running smoothly while never calling attention to themselves. They exist as a critical yet silent cog to the game, but sometimes it can't be helped. To this boy's credit, he did his absolute best to pretend nothing happened.