Athletes– in some cases deservedly — have the track record of being callous rivals, going to do anything it takes in order to win video games. American tennis gamer Jack Sock, nevertheless, is doing his finest to alter that bum rap, one touching display screen of sportsmanship at a time.
In a match versus home town beloved Lleyton Hewitt in Australia on Tuesday, Sock stopped play in between his challenger’ s serves to provide his foe a friendly tip.
“ That remained in if you wish to challenge it, ” he called across the court, referencing Sock ’ s previous serve, which was at first– however obviously improperly– ruled a fault.
While the crowd broke out in shocked laughter, then pleased applause, neither Hewitt nor the ump might think that Sock was rather actually simply distributing a point:
Good for Sock– in spite of the truth that he went on to lose the match.