Junior Tennis Player Slaps Opponent In Face At Net After Match
Junior Tennis Teen Slaps Opponent In Face ... At Net After Match
4/5/2022 12:24 PM PT
A French tennis player did his best Will Smith impression after a match on Monday -- as in, he slapped the hell out of his opponent's face in a fit of rage.
Just seconds after 15-year-old Michael Kouame lost a tilt to 16-year-old Raphael Nii Ankrah at an ITF juniors tournament in Ghana ... he reached back and smacked his opponent in the jaw.
Video shows Ankrah had no idea the attack was coming -- in fact, the footage reveals that just moments before the slap, he had actually shaken hands with Kouame.
No word on why Kouame launched the open hand, but further video from the scene shows it ignited a near brawl on the court afterward.
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Kouame was the tournament's No. 1 seed heading into the match -- which happened in the first round of the event.
Ankrah, meanwhile, returned to the court on Tuesday for a doubles match, but lost. He is still slated to compete in the second round of the tournament later this week.