Australian Open players hailed as heroes after helping ball girl who collapsed

Two Australian Open players have been labelled as heroes for racing over to help out a ball girl who collapsed during their first-round match on Monday.

Pedro Martinez and Federico Delbonis were very quick to notice a ball girl who appeared to faint on court, and immediately sprinted over to help out.

The duo were in the middle of an intense tiebreak to decide the first set of their Grand Slam clash.

Following a fault from Delbonis, Martinez moved 9-8 ahead in the tiebreaker, however his attention quickly turned away from the set decider and instead towards the ball girl.

TV footage of the pair’s match shows the Spaniard quickly notice the youngster’s fall, before sprinting across the court to assist.

The camera then pans away to show both Martinez and Delbonis by the girl’s side to assist her.

The ball girl is then seen walking away towards the side of the court by both players, and match officials in order to be checked on.

Whilst it is unknown what caused the youngster’s fall, some speculated that the Melbourne heat could well have played a part.

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A report from 7NEWS in Australia revealed that the ball girl was immediately checked by tournament medical staff, and fortunately her condition improved whilst she rested in the ball kids’ lounge.

After a clip was uploaded onto Twitter a number of tennis fans were quick to praise the two players for their quick thinking on court.

One user – @godowd29 – tweeted: “Well done guys .. forgot about the game instantly and went to assistance.”

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Whilst @Carla82770510 – another Twitter user – added: “Absolutely!! It's amazing to see how fast they reacted.

“I almost had tears in my eyes.”

Following their heroics the players eventually returned to action, as Martinez went on to take win the remarkable tiebreak 17-15.

Delbonis then reacted well to take the second set 6-3, however it was the Spaniard who eventually prevailed 3-1 after winning the final two sets 6-4 and 6-2.

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