David Ferrer video has hit the Internet, and it doesn't reflect well on the tennis pro.
Ferrer was in the process of losing to Mardy Fish yesterday, when a crying baby in the crowd got under his skin. After one of the points, the tennis player takes the ball and knocks it into the stands, in the direction of the crying baby. I don't believe he was trying to hit the infant, but it was obvious that he was more than agitated by the sound of the infant.
After the match, Ferrer said it had nothing to do with the outcome of the match and that's obvious, but I don't see him getting many fans after getting that visibly annoyed with a small child. We've all been there, whether it be in a movie, an airplane or anywhere else for that matter, where an infant has started crying and crying and the parents cannot get it to stop no matter what they try.
I try to exhibit some patience with these poor souls, because one day, I'll be there and I'll want some understanding from the people around me. Ferrer was clearly annoyed because of the way the match was going and his emotions got the best of him. I'm not going to hold that against the player, because we've all lost our temper in the past.
I'm sure that if he could go back, he would do it differently.