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Aussie tennis legend Todd Woodbridge’s classy response after troll hit him with a VILE message

Aussie tennis legend Todd Woodbridge has a classy response after troll hit him with a VILE message about his Australian Open commentary: ‘This is unacceptable’

  • Troll made ‘disgusting and disgraceful’ reference to tennis star’s heart attack 
  • Woodbridge was praised for showing dignity and restraint with his response 
  • He was supported by his fellow star and Nine commentator Jelena Dokic 

Aussie star turned tennis commentator Todd Woodbridge has hit back after a troll said it was a shame he didn’t die of the heart attack he suffered in October last year.

Woodbridge posted the Instagram message he received on Wednesday night and commented: ‘Unfortunately Matt didn’t like my commentary alongside Jim Courier but this sort of behaviour is unacceptable and needs to be called out.’

The troll’s poorly written message read: ‘Just a old has been trying to stay in the lime light! Shame they heart attack didn’t end you.’

Woodbridge also branded the outburst ‘disgusting and disgraceful’.

Todd Woodbridge (pictured at the Australian Open draw earlier this month) has been praised for his dignified response to a shocking insult from an online troll

The former world No.19 showed amazing restraint as he lashed out at the 'disgusting and disgraceful' comment

The former world No.19 showed amazing restraint as he lashed out at the ‘disgusting and disgraceful’ comment

The poorly written message referred to the heart attack Woodbridge suffered in October last year - and it drew condemnation from Woodbridge's fellow tennis stars online

The poorly written message referred to the heart attack Woodbridge suffered in October last year – and it drew condemnation from Woodbridge’s fellow tennis stars online

The former world No.19 received plenty of support for his classy response to the vile insult.

His Channel Nine co-commentator Jelena Dokic wrote: ‘Good on you for calling it out. We are all behind you.’ 

Aussie former world No.23 tennis star Luke Saville added: ‘Wow. That’s disgusting mate.’

Lucy Turnbull, wife of former prime minister Malcolm, tweeted: ‘Vile … They hide behind the cloak of anonymity. Still ugly behaviour. Keeping on strong is the best response!’

‘Well said Todd. Don’t need to put up with that rubbish,’ wrote a fan.

Woodbridge (seen in action at a 2004 tournament) said his heart attack was a wake-up call as he was fit and healthy when it struck

Woodbridge (seen in action at a 2004 tournament) said his heart attack was a wake-up call as he was fit and healthy when it struck

‘Well done @toddwoodbridge for being so restrained and dignified. Your services to tennis globally continue to be exemplary,’ wrote John Marionopoulos. 

He described his heart attack as a ‘wake-up call’ despite being fit and healthy when it struck.

‘I consider (I) lead a pretty good fit healthy lifestyle – I keep active, I eat well, I do all the right things, I enjoy doing that.

‘It’s been a wake-up call to me to make sure I look after myself. If it can happen to me it shows that it can happen to anybody.’

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