A lightning strike scares Daniel Galán during a tennis match

A huge scare took the Colombian tennis player this Saturday morning, while playing the quarter-finals of the Challenger in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, which he would overcome after beating Argentinian Thiago Tirante.

Barely half of the first set was played when the Bogota native was surprised by lightning that struck near the side of the field where he was.

The number 99 of the ATP ranking immediately left the field jogging and also his opponent, who defeated Galán 3-2 at the height of the match.

The tennis players had to take refuge and wait for the authorities to give the order to resume play and find out who would get passage to the semi-finals.

Finally, the best Colombian tennis player of the moment would find some peace after the storm, beating Tirante in one hour and 25 minutes, with a final result of 6-3 and 7-6.

Daniel will face an Argentinian in the semifinals next Saturday. This time it’s Marco Trungeliti, who just beat the Spanish Carballes. The match starts at 4:20 PM.

Galán is looking to induct himself into the Dominican tournament after being knocked out early in the Croatia Open Umag, where he was defeated in the second round by Italian Zeppieri.

Source: El heraldo

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