King disqualified over racquet toss

Barbados’ number one tennis player Darian King has been disqualified in the first round of the Charlottesville Men’s Pro Challenger after he threw his racquet, hitting a lineswoman yesterday.

Darian King
Darian King

Down 6-4 6-6(4-2) to Great Britain’s Edward Corrie, the 22-year-old reacted to a lost point by throwing his racquet against the padded back wall of the court in frustration.

Unfortunately for the lineswoman, and King, the piece of equipment rebounded and collided with her back.

The lineswoman is hit after Darian King's racquet rebounds from the padded wall. [Right] Darian King
The lineswoman is hit after Darian King’s racquet rebounds from the padded wall. [At right] Darian King

After receiving medical treatment on the court, the woman was cleared of serious injury. King was immediately disqualified for a code violation.

King has won three Future titles this year in America, Romania and the Netherlands. He has also won five of his six Davis Cup singles matches to help Barbados progress to the first group next year.

7 Responses to King disqualified over racquet toss

  1. Conchita Moseley
    Conchita Moseley October 29, 2014 at 11:27 pm


  2. Gregory Drakes
    Gregory Drakes October 29, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    One bad choice and automatically he lost

  3. Jason Cayenne
    Jason Cayenne October 29, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    Ive seen professionals do worse than him and they never got disqualified. Except for Serena. Thats one woman you dont want to mess with.

  4. Latoya Shakera Belle
    Latoya Shakera Belle October 30, 2014 at 12:19 am

    I watch this last night a d didn’t know he was a bajan Cha just got to be cool

  5. Laura AV Ellis Bowen
    Laura AV Ellis Bowen October 30, 2014 at 12:31 am

    ” he out of order” as mummy would say!

  6. Conchita Moseley
    Conchita Moseley October 30, 2014 at 5:08 am

    I am not saying he should have been disqualified but de ting name sports not war….He is no Federer Or Nadal if you want to succeed in this world sometimes you must zip your lips and curb de anger within….Perhaps now you will think before you act….

  7. Shelly Ross October 31, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    So sorry to hear! They all get emotional at times, this was just one of those times and what happened was unfortunate.

    Chin up Darian and move on!


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