“If it had a zipper”- 18th seed Nicolas Jarry’s shocking loss at the Australian Open 2024 dumbfounds tennis fans online

Nicolas Jarry was devastated after losing a point due to such a rookie mistake.

“If it had a zipper”- 18th seed Nicolas Jarry’s shocking loss at the Australian Open 2024 dumbfounds tennis fans online

Nicolas Jarry (Image via Eurosport)

Chilean Nicolas Jarry found himself on the opposite side of the luck spectrum as the 18th seed lost his opening-round match at the 2024 Australian Open.


Jarry lost the match against qualifier Flavio Cobolli in a five-set thriller that lasted for four hours. While the match was extremely entertaining as it went back and forth with both players not ready to give up, Jarry losing a point over dropping a ball was shocking for the fans.

Tennis fans were left dumbfounded when Jarry lost a point with the scoreline reading 5-6 *30-0 just because a ball fell off his pocket for the second time.

This was an interesting thing to discover for the fans who could not believe that this was even a rule.


Social media platform X (formerly Twitter) was flooded with reactions expressing disbelief at this shocking incident. Fans felt this was a dumb rule and that it affected Jarry’s concentration due to which he ended up losing the match.

Sharing a wide spectrum of reactions online, check out the different sets of reactions below.

Jarry was also livid with himself for committing such a rookie mistake. He knew that he would be penalized as the ball dropped from his pocket.

This affected the player’s concentration and Jarry committed mistake after mistake and eventually ended up losing the match.


Nicolas Jarry’s search for first Grand Slam title continues

Nicolas Jarry had a heartbreaking end to his Australian Open campaign as he suffered a defeat in a game where he looked certain to win.

With this, Jarry’s search for his maiden Grand Slam title continues. The 28-year-old Chilean has won three tour-level titles so far.

Nicolas Jarry (Image via CLAY)

The youngster had high hopes for himself at the year’s first Grand Slam. Jarry had started the 2024 season on a decent note as he won both of his matches at the United Cup. He also advanced to the third round at the Adelaide International before he was beaten by Jiri Lehecka in straight sets.

Now, the Chilean would go back home after suffering a defeat in the opening round. Jarry takes home $120,000 as prize money. The 28-year-old’s next target should be the ATP 250 tournament in France. It is to be seen how the Chilean recovers from this shocking defeat at the Australian Open.


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