A fan from Ireland Chris Quinn at the same time became the anti-hero and a hero of the Wimbledon tennis tournament. He actively behaved on the podium and loudly gave the advice during a match that the former first racket of the world Belgian Kim Clijsters asked him to go to court – and the fans agreed.
This comic episode occurred during a doubles match Kim Clijsters (Belgium) and Rennes Stubbs (Australia) vs Conchita Martinez (Spain) and Andrea Jaeger (USA).
Chris Quinn shouted Kim Clijsters before serving that it should direct the ball «in the body». Then the fan was offered a racket, which he took in hand. Then Kim brought him his spare shorts in white, as the rules of Wimbledon athletes must be exactly in this form.
Quinn twice could not cope with the serves, Clijsters. Both the filing was clearly gentle.
But Chris Quinn did not upset. In his Twitter he wrote that his daughter proud of him and glad that his access to the court, the media write no less than about the performance of Roger Federer.