Great scare on the first day of the Australian Open 2023. In fact, several episodes occurred already on the first day of the Happy Slam, some hilarious, some not so. What happened during the match between Frances Tiafoe and Daniel Altmaier caused quite a scare.
At a certain point in the match, while the German player was about to serve, a strong explosion came from the stands of the Kia Arena. Altmaier, taken by fright, jumped, and then looked in the direction of what happened to understand what had happened.
Tiafoe shocked: a strong explosion comes from the stands, what happened
The explosion, as the cameras later showed, came from one of those large toy tennis balls, that fans use to snatch players' autographs at the end of the game.
Fortunately, nothing bigger and the whole thing didn't cause any damage, just a great scare.