WIMBLEDON fans were INCREDIBLE after Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina hit an unsuccessful forearm serve in the fifth set in the tiebreak before losing to Holger Rune.
World No. 34 Fokina, 24, was on the verge of a major upset when he went up 8-5 to sixth-seeded Rune, 20, in the game-winning tiebreak – and was just two points away from victory.
Rune then won three points in a row to equalize as the crowd on Court 3 cheered on both players.
But on the next point, those present were incredulous.
Fokina attempted a remarkably bold underarm serve, but Rune failed to see it and hit a forehand winner.
The hyper Dane then fueled the enthusiastic support as he secured a match point – while Fokina looked in amusement at his corner for instructions.
And the tie-break comeback was perfect moments later as Rune advanced 10-8 at Wimbledon to the fourth round.
Although Rune’s win was incredibly dramatic, it was the underarm serve that caused a lot of buzz on social media.
Tennis fans were amazed that Fokina had attempted it in such a pressured moment as he was taking a lot of backlash.
One person said: “Biggest mistake of his life.”
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Another added: “What a terrible decision. 😞”
A third replied: “And then he ran in behind it. One of the craziest things I’ve ever seen in a pivotal moment of a game.”
And a fourth replied: “Dude, did you just walk around for four hours to end up doing that?”
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