Tennis player telling opponent to challenge ‘out’ call is pure sportsmanship
You’d expect two players in a competitive tennis match to grind out every point, battling to the end.
Not American tennis player Jack Sock, playing against Australian Lleyton Hewitt during a Hopman Cup match on Tuesday night
Hewitt served, with the umpire calling out on the ball. Sock decided to intervene, saying, “It was in, if you want to challenge it,” to a rather bemused Hewitt.
“Challenge it!” Sock shouted, before Hewitt decided to tell the umpire to check the replay. What a sportsman — and Sock was right too, by the way.