Tennis is one of the most stop-start sports you can possibly watch, and there are breaks in play for all kinds of things – bad weather, injuries, loud sex noises… what?
In one of the most bizarre sports stories of the year, a professional tennis match was interrupted recently, due to incredibly loud sex noises being heard on the court.
The incident came midway through an ATP Challenger Tour match between American pros Frances Tiafoe and Mitchell Krueger.
Tiafoe was up 6-3 in the first set when he heard a couple being VERY loud just outside the court, and got totally distracted.
The broadcaster seemed totally bemused by the whole scenario, saying: “Well that is the most bizarre situation. I don’t know how to put this, folks, but somebody’s phone is going off in the stands and it was an adult video.”
He added: “I still hear it. It’s still going. What is going on?!”
Amazingly, it turned out not to be a video at all, but an incredibly vocal couple nearby the venue.
“No, that is not a phone. That’s an apartment across the lake!” the broadcaster went on to say.
While one of the players took the whole thing in good humour, the other looked visibly annoyed, and hit a tennis ball as hard as he could in the couple’s general direction.
The game carried on, but not after the pair had disrupted the players, and caused a whole lot of giggling in the stands.
They may have brought a halt to a tennis game on live TV, but by the sounds of it, the couple in question had other things on their minds…