'It wasn't dodgy camerawork': Earthquake hits mid-match at Mexican Open

A large earthquake provided a scary moment during the first semifinal of the ATP Tours Mexican Open on Saturday (NZ time).
The all-German clash between second seed Alexander Zverev and the unseeded Dominik Koepfer in Acapulco was brought to a jolting halt in the second set.


Mexicos National Seismological Institute said the quake had a magnitude of 5.7 and the epicentre was 60 kilometres southeast of San Marcos about a two-hour drive from Acapulco, which lies on the Pacific coast.


Having lost the first set 6-4, Koepfer was up 40-14 in the opening game of the second set when he sent a ball long in the midst of the shaking.


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The TV commentator noted to viewers: Wow, if you were wondering why the camera was just moving a little bit during that last point, it wasnt dodgy camerawork, were having a little bit of a mini earthquake here.

Everyone in the stadium took some time to compose themselves, with the crowd giving a round of applause.

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