Tennis umpire recovering from fractured eye socket

Surgery was successful and umpire now recovering at home.

Colin Kerr

Posted: Saturday, February 11, 2017

Umpire Arnaud Gabas has had surgery to repair a fractured eye socket after he was hit with a ball during Britain’s Davis Cup win over Canada, reports the BBC.

Canada’s Denis Shapovalov struck the ball in anger and hit Gabas during his game with Kyle Edmund, defaulting the match to hand the tie to Great Britain.

The International Tennis Federation said the 17-year-old’s actions were “unintentional” but fined him £5,600.

The ITF says the surgery was successful and Gabas is now recovering at home.