Jack Draper — a 19-year-old making his debut on the ATP Tour this week — frighteningly collapsed on the court during a match at the Miami Open on Thursday … but thankfully, he said afterward he’s all right.
The scary scene all went down during Draper’s match against Mikhail Kukushkin … when Draper began to feel ill amid scorching Florida hot and humid weather.
At one point during the match, medics ran courtside tests on a visibly exhausted Draper … but the young, budding tennis star elected to continue despite clearly being unwell.
Just a few moments later in the match, though … he crumpled to the ground attempting to hit a ball — and there was serious concern among onlookers.
“Oh, dear, that’s not good,” one of the match’s announcers said on the television broadcast. “Worrying times.”
Thankfully, medics rushed to Draper’s aid … and the tennis player ended up being able to walk off under his own power — though he did have to withdraw from the contest.
“At the changeover, I was starting to feel my body a bit,” Draper told reporters after the match.
“I said that I’m going to carry on because I wasn’t feeling faint … but obviously when I got out there, that wasn’t the case.”
Draper said he’s looking forward to making a full recovery and competing in his next scheduled event.
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