U.S. Open Fight: brawl among fans (video)

Tennis isn’t a physical match, unlike basketball, soccer, american football and the likes, the players are skin to skin inside a perimeter. But at the... More Below... Posted by on Sep 3rd, 2010 and filed under Entertainment, Sports, Tennis.

Tennis isn’t a physical match, unlike basketball, soccer, american football and the likes, the players are skin to skin inside a perimeter. But at the 2010 U.S. Open during the featured match between Serbia’s Novak Djokovic and Germany’s Philipp Petzschner, the spirit of last Sunday’s UFC118 carried on as a match occurred among a few fans in the stands, it was in the middleweight division (some fighters were in the light-heavyweight or probably heavyweight), a uni-sex, handicap match, and fighters needed no gloves nor mouthpiece.

The intimidation or should I say, teaser period started when a female fan becomes irritated over a male fan who was blowing his mouth in all directions during the argument with her and a senior. The young fan gestured a “come on, hit me in the cheek lady,” twice with matching sneers.

After a minute passed, the older male companion, whom the New York Post says was the female fighter’s dad, got her seated and went after the delinquent. The bell rings, and the old man wrestles the other fighter and both fell down on the next level of chairs . After the younger one gets up, the old lady grapples a bit and then throws a straight right. The young man pushes her and then another fan joins the handicap match. It took 30 seconds before security personnel responded to the calls of “HEY, SECURITY!” and restored order.

The “bout” in the stands delayed the tennis match for a few minutes, and both fighters were reportedly taken away by police.

“Let’s get it on!”