Hope you’ve already had lunch: Talk about leaving it all out on the court. After quite a point at the French Open — 38 strokes over nearly a minute — France’s Richard Gasquet vomited right there on Court Suzanne Lenglen. His opponent, Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov, collapsed with a leg cramp and crawled on his hands and knees to a line judge’s chair.
It came 1 hour, 50 minutes into their second-round match Thursday, with Dimitrov serving at 7-5, 5-4, 30-40. Gaquet hit an overhead winner to break serve en route to a 5-7, 7-5, 6-2, 6-3 victory.
Gasquet blamed his intestinal distress on some fruit, then joked: “The banana is still on Suzanne Lenglen. I was really feeling bad. But he was on the ground. He was even in a worse situation than I was.
Photos of the Day, May 26, 2011 Andy Murray of Great Britain serves during the men’s singles round two match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Simone Bolelli of Italy at the French Open at Roland Garros on May 26, 2011 in Paris, France. (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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