World of Sport

Ball boy earns huge ovation at Australian Open

World of Sport

Tennis fans at the Australian Open were treated to a thrilling spectacle when Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer in a pulsating semi-final on Thursday.

But one of the biggest cheers of the night was reserved for the ball boy, who wowed crowds with an athletic catch that would have shamed a Test cricketer.

14-year-old Dylan Colaci has since become an internet star as his catch has been replayed round the world.

"I didn't have much time to think about it," said modest Dylan.

"I just stuck my hand out and the ball just stayed there. I couldn't believe it myself but then I just had to get straight on with the match.

''As soon as I got off court everybody was talking about it. My parents texted me and it was on Facebook.''

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