The grunts and groans at a tennis match usually come from the court, not the apartment next door. Usually.
Frances Tiafoe and Mitchell Krueger were in the midst of a Sarasota Open match when the distinctive sounds — one might even call it a racket — of a couple enjoying themselves began floating out over the court. An announcer initially believed the noise came from an adult video on a cell phone, a reasonable enough explanation if the phone was piped through a loudspeaker.
Soon enough, though, the noise became impossible to smile at and ignore. Krueger hit a ball in the direction of the noise. A minute later, Tiafoe even offered up a critique: “It can’t be that good!”
Announcer Mike Cation offered congratulations to the happy couple on Twitter:
Much love to the couple with the windows open across the way! Sounds like you guys had a good time!@SarasotaOpen
— Mike Cation (@MikeCTennis) April 19, 2017
It’s certainly not the first time that fans have livened up a sporting event with a little side action. Fans of the Toronto Blue Jays got freaky so often in the hotel rooms of the Rogers Centre (link is safe for work) that the hotel had to issue specific rules prohibiting such “encounters.” There are plenty of other YouTube clips out there of similar incidents, but you’re on your own to search for those. Happy hunting.
Jay Busbee is a writer for Yahoo Sports and the author of EARNHARDT NATION, on sale now at Amazon or wherever books are sold. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or find him on Twitter or on Facebook.
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