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Tennis umpire Gabas has surgery after being hit in eye

Canada v GB: Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group First Round - Day 3

OTTAWA, ON - FEBRUARY 5: Chair umpire Arnaud Gabas reacts to getting hit in the eye with a ballbhit by Denis Shapovalov of Canada during the singles match between Kyle Edmund of Great Britain on day three of the Davis Cup World Group tie between Great Britain and Canada at TD Place Arena on February 5, 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/Getty Images for LTA)

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LONDON (AP) Tennis umpire Arnaud Gabas has had surgery on a fractured bone under his left eye after being hit by a ball struck by Canadian player Denis Shapovalov during a Davis Cup match.

The International Tennis Federation says “chair umpire Arnaud Gabas has undergone successful surgery in France to repair a fracture of the orbital bone under his left eye.”

The 17-year-old Shapovalov hit a ball in anger in the deciding match against Kyle Edmund of Britain on Feb. 5. He was immediately defaulted and fined $7,000 by the ITF.