Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was mid-match during the Australian Open when he saw that an injured ballgirl needed assistance. The teen had been inadvertently struck by Omar Jasika’s serve, and looked shaken up.
That’s when Tsonga, a perfect gentleman, grabbed her by the arm, and escorted her off the court. After the match, he told reporters,
“It’s just normal. She was really in trouble and the eyes were a bit [teary]. It was just normal to help her to go out of the stadium. I hope she’s going well now. I asked the umpire during the game and she said it’s okay, but with the umpire you never know.”
A roar of the crowd well deserved.