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During a third-round match at the French Open on Saturday, umpire Damien Dumosois managed to save an injured pigeon.

Dumosois spotted the bird on Court Suzanne-Lenglen during a changeover in the fourth set. The incident took place during the match between Tomas Machac and Danill Medvedev.

Reuters reports that the bird was flapping its wings and unable to fly after it landed on the red clay in Paris.

Dumosois used a towel to pick up the bird.

“I hope the bird was okay, it was not looking good. I think maybe something with the wing. But I was like, oh my God, if it gives me an extra minute to breathe, it would be perfect and it did. For me, it was a good moment.”

Medvedev ended up winning the match in three hours and 24 minutes and reached the last 16. Next, he will face Alex de Minaur in the fourth round.

Image credit: AP News

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