Tennis star Tom Danielson has taken a tumble at the Australian Open.
The Melbourne man’s trainer, Tony Smith, tweeted a picture of the 30-year-old’s head being thrown against the court during the warm-up before the first set of the third round at the Wuhan venue.
Tennis is one of the most popular sporting events in China.
“Tennis is not a sport in China,” Mr Smith said in a statement.
The tennis star fell while hitting a net in the second round at Beijing’s Wuhuan Tennis Club on Sunday. “
It’s just unfortunate that Tom Danielsen’s injury has caused such a distraction.”
The tennis star fell while hitting a net in the second round at Beijing’s Wuhuan Tennis Club on Sunday.
He was taken to hospital, but is expected to make a full recovery.
Mr Smith, who is also the head coach of the Melbourne Stars Tennis Club, has been the subject of several allegations of professional misconduct.
He has denied all allegations.
“Tom has had some health issues and this was not something he was taking lightly,” Mr Watson said.
“He is a well-respected coach and I think he’s been a great asset to our club.”
Tennis is not banned in China, but the sport has long been linked to the death of former pro-am player Li Jianjun, who died of a cardiac arrest while playing for the Shanghai Sharks in 2009.
Tennis has been banned in mainland China for more than a decade, but it is considered to be an international sport in the country.
The Wuhans Tennis Club is the only indoor tennis venue in the world to feature the name Tennis, although the name is now used for a local brand.