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    Headless Senior Member Pannonian's Avatar
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    I can't believe I missed this story from a month and a half ago.

    "New balls, please" cries brave Gicquel

    Thu Jun 14, 2:22 PM

    HALLE, Germany (AFP) - Spare a thought for Frenchman Marc Gicquel who went on to win his second-round tie at the ATP Halle tournament despite receiving a serve - travelling at 208 kilometres per hour - in the testicles.

    The 30-year-old was in the second set of his match against German Benjamin Becker - no connection to compatriot and tennis legend Boris - when he was felled by the serve which scored a bulls-eye straight into his delicate area.

    With the speed-gun showing the serve was 208 km/h, the game was stopped for ten minutes while the Frenchman had ice applied, discreetly, to his wedding tackle - in front of a 8,000-strong crowd.

    In a show of brotherly solidarity, Becker went over to his pole-axed opponent to pass on his deepest - and heart-felt - sympathy.

    Having won the first set 6-2, Gicquel came off the turf - to earn the respect of each and every man watching - and won the second set on a tie-breaker in what can only be described as a truly ballsy performance, which handed him a spot in the quarter-finals for his efforts.

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    I support Israel

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    Spirit King Senior Member seireikhaan's Avatar
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    Talk about having balls of steel... Jeez, that's gotta be painful.
    It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then, the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.

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    Wow, I wouldn't have blamed him if he wimped out.

    What a guy.
    "If it wears trousers generally I don't pay attention."


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    Grand Patron's Banner Bearer Senior Member Peasant Phill's Avatar
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    the game was stopped for ten minutes while the Frenchman had ice applied, discreetly, to his wedding tackle - in front of a 8,000-strong crowd.
    Like nobody knew what was happening.
    Quote Originally Posted by Drone
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    We've made our walls sufficiently thick that we don't even hear the wet thuds of them bashing their brains against the outer wall and falling as lifeless corpses into our bottomless moat.


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