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Robert Farah feels ‘very sorry’ for Tim Puetz after horrific racquet injury

Columbian tennis player Robert Farah reacted to the racquet incident that hit his fellow Tennis player Tim Puetz. The Columbian said he feels ‘very sorry‘ for Tim Puetz.

What exactly happened to Tim?

Tim, the German doubles specialist was hit in the eye by his own racquet during the match in the Qatar ExxonMobil Open Quarter Final. Tim took to the court with his doubles partner Danish Frederick Nielsen against world number one pair Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah, both are Columbian by Nationality.

Tim Puetz

Frederik Nielsen of Denmark and Tim Puetz of Germany play in their Men’s Doubles first round match against John Peers of Australia and Michael Venus of New Zealand on day three of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 22, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

In an attempt to return a serve down the middle, the German flung out his racquet but accidentally let go of it. The racquet then bounced on its frame, sending the handle straight back into Puetz’s eye.

How bad was the injury?

Farah sent in his well wishes for the German. The Columbian stated in the post match interview, “I feel very sorry for Tim. It’s something none of us want, to get hit in the eye, and I really hope he recovers really well.”

“I cannot see very well,” Puetz told his trainer, moments after his fellow players and officials rushed to his aid. “Freddie I can see pretty well when I’m stationary. But if I look around, I can’t see very well.”, the 33-years-old concluded.

The German had to retire soon after he met with the accident with his doubles partner Frederick Nielsen. The Columbians got an walk over in the Quarter Final of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open after the first set that ended in 6-3.


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