Australian Open: Tennys Sandgren mom breaks her rib during celebration!

Updated: Jan 24, 2018, 12:13 IST | A Correspondent |

Tennys Sandgren's mum was celebrating so hard after watching her son make the Australian Open quarter-finals that she cracked a rib and had to go to hospital

Tennys Sandgren
Tennys Sandgren 

Tennys Sandgren's mum was celebrating so hard after watching her son make the Australian Open quarter-finals that she cracked a rib and had to go to hospital. The unheralded American has been a revelation at Melbourne Park, upsetting former champion Stan Wawrinka in Round Two before sending fifth seed Dominic Thiem packing on Monday. His best ever Grand Slam run was all too much for his mum Lia who, in her excitement, crashed into a pool table, back home in Tennessee.

mum Lia

"She didn't have a concussion, thankfully, but she cracked a rib," said Tennys, 26. He explained that he has a core supporter group back in Gallatin, who watch his matches together, mum included. "They'll go in the basement and put the match on the projector screen. There's a pool table down there as well. They were jumping up and down, celebrating, when she fell onto the pool table. I was pretty worried but she's a tough woman," said Sandgren, only the second man in the last 20 years to make the quarter-finals on his Australian Open debut.

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