Tennis world horrified over ‘disgusting’ assault of teen by coach

The tennis world has been shocked after a video of a young tennis player being brutally attacked after training in Serbia.

The graphic video shows a 14-year-old player being kicked and slapped by a man believed to be his father, before being thrown to the ground and kicked repeatedly.

This video was published by the anti-violence lawyer Igor Yurich, who believes that this terrible incident was the result of bad training.

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“Another brutal act of violence by a father against his daughter. I was informed that this family is from China. We will also open a criminal case against this monster,” he wrote on the video.

Warning: Disturbing image

“I can say that I’m a little surprised, despite all the terrible things we’ve seen, this has left the strongest impression so far,” Jurich said via Sportskeeda.

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“The reason for this violent behavior is said to be that one of the coaches who was working with him at the time said that he was not trying hard enough and that he did not want to move, that is, to do something. she It is said that this was the reason for this brutal and brutal violence.”

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Juric said he knew the identity of the pair and would file a criminal complaint, adding: “These are Chinese citizens, but I can’t tell you how many others live in Serbia. What I know is that the abusive father does not speak Serbian.”

Belgrade’s Ministry of Interior confirmed that officers from the Palilula police station have identified and arrested a Chinese national believed to be the man in the video.

The tennis community has reacted to a shocking video of a young tennis player being attacked on court.

The tennis community has reacted to a shocking video of a young tennis player being attacked on court.


The video was published by anti-violence advocate Igor Yurich.

The video was published by anti-violence advocate Igor Yurich.


The tennis world reacted to the video and players blasted the action.

Former world No. 1 doubles player Pam Shriver has called out Serbian and world number one Novak Djokovic for “helping with abuse”.

“We all need to report and press charges against this horrible abuse,” he tweeted.

“Let’s ask @DjokerNole to help behind the scenes. We all need to work together to stop abuse. Igor, thank you for doing your job.”

Some members of the tennis community have called on Novak Djokovic to help out here in September 2022.
Some members of the tennis community have called on Novak Djokovic to help out here in September 2022.
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Australian tennis player Daria Saville wrote: “This girl will be broken forever. If you think someone is being physically or emotionally abused, please support them and encourage them to talk to someone who can help. Offer to help them find a local domestic violence agency or contact the police.”

World #12 Paula Badosa wrote: “This is crazy!!!!! The worst thing is that this is not the only case in our sport. People take their frustrations out on the athlete. sweetheart! Please let me know! Much encouragement to him, I am heartbroken right now…”

Former Australian star commentator Renna Stubbs added: “Wow disgusting!!! Unfortunately this happens ALL THE TIME but unfortunately we don’t have it on film. Anyone who abuses their children is just a POS.”

Former world number 1 Victoria Azarenka commented: “I don’t know who this person is but wtf is this?!? People for this long without intervention, an absolute disgrace. And as much happens, there should be responsibility. Please report who this person is if anyone knows.”



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