What happens when a 5'9 tennis player loses to a 6'10 opponent? An awesome post-match hug.
This is exactly what happened when Dudi Sela was defeated by Ivo Karlovic at the Claro Open Colombia in Bogota on Thursday. Sela would not have needed a chair to congratulate his towering opponent with a handshake. But since they are friends, he wanted to hug it out. The moment made for one amazing photo.
“We’re good friends and I really like him, he’s a very nice guy," Sela said after his 7-6, 7-6 defeat, via the official website of the ATP Tour. "I always wanted to hug him, but I didn’t have the chance, and today I think was a good moment. I saw the chair and I thought it would be nice to finish the match like this with a hug, so the crowd will see it’s okay.”