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Tennis ump hit by Denis Shapovalov smash has surgery

Tennis umpire Arnaud Gabas has had surgery on a fractured bone under his left eye after being hit by a ball struck by Canadian player Denis Shapovalov during a Davis Cup match in Ottawa.

Arnaud Gabas fractured orbital bone under left eye

Canada's Denis Shapovalov beans chair umpire, gets defaulted

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Canada fell 3-2 to Great Britain in their Davis Cup World Group tie after Shapovalov was defaulted after accidentally firing a tennis ball at the chair umpire 1:24

Tennis umpire Arnaud Gabas has had surgery on a fractured bone under his left eye after being hit by a ball struck by Canadian player Denis Shapovalov during a Davis Cup match in Ottawa.

The International Tennis Federation says "chair umpire Arnaud Gabas has undergone successful surgery in France to repair a fracture of the orbital bone under his left eye."

The 17-year-old Shapovalov hit a ball in anger in the deciding match against Kyle Edmund of Britain on Feb. 5.

He was immediately defaulted and fined $7,000 by the ITF.

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