AUSTRALIAN OPEN viewers have been left baffled after gamers appeared to only disappear in entrance of their eyes.
In oddly-terrifying scenes, tennis stars on the skin courts of this yr’s first Grand Slam appeared to fade into skinny air stay on TV.
One incident noticed No31 seed Hubert Hurkacz stroll throughout the courtroom and out of the blue vanish throughout his thrilling comeback five-setter in opposition to Dennis Novak.
The mystifying scenes left followers rubbing their eyes and furiously searching for solutions on social media.
However it’s nothing as darkish as Thanos clicking his fingers, however extra a mere optical phantasm introduced on by condensation on the TV digital camera lenses.
Match organisers have been fast insisted magic performed no half – arising with a extra logical (boring) motive for the mysterious disappearing act.
The Australian Open account tweeted: “After yesterday’s 43mm of rain, condensation appeared on among the digital camera lenses that feed our on-court match streams.
“This appeared on completely different cameras at completely different occasions as circumstances warmed up.
“We’ve been changing lenses all through the day – on the identical time guaranteeing steady match protection – and can have all of them mounted as quickly as we will.”
Frustratingly for officers, the bead of condensation appeared on the center of the primary digital camera getting used to broadcast matches throughout the globe.
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In a bid to sort out the difficulty, they have been compelled to change to a a lot decrease digital camera angle – however followers left completely perplexed.
One viewer wrote: “What the hell is mistaken with the cameras on the entire outdoors courts?
“It seems like each lens has a smudge on it in identical spot.”