Updated: 8:29 PM UTC, Jul 16, 2017

Stefan Edberg And The Death Of A Linesman

During a junior tennis match at the 1983 US Open Junior Championship, Stefan Edberg unintentionally caused the death of a linesman. While returning a served ball, he accidently hit the linesman, causing him to fall to the ground where he hit his head. He died a few days later as a result of the fall. Edberg was deeply affected by this tragedy and considered quitting the game.

Stefan Edberg Båstad sweden 20070708 by flickr user Michael Erhardsson Stefan Edberg Båstad sweden 20070708 by flickr user Michael Erhardsson

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