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Written by Riley Morgan. This article originally appeared on Yahoo Sports Australia.

France teenager Michael Kouame (pictured left) slapped Raphael Nii Ankrah (pictured right) after losing his junior tennis match. (Image: Twitter) © Provided by Yahoo Sports Canada France teenager Michael Kouame (pictured left) slapped Raphael Nii Ankrah (pictured right) after losing his junior tennis match. (Image: Twitter)

A bizarre brawl has erupted at a junior tennis tournament in Ghana after the losing opponent slapped his rival when the pair went to shake hands.

Raphael Nii Ankrah defeated 15-year-old Michael Kouame from France 6-2, 6-7, 7-6 in the first round of the ITF junior tournament in Ghana.

Things took a quick turn following the match when the defeated Kouame shook Ankrah's hand at the net.

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As the pair shook hands, Kouame delivered a slap to the unsuspecting Ankrah.

The move clearly caught Ankrah and the fans by surprise as everyone reacted with shock as viewers yelled out.

However, footage shows a short time after the slap a bizarre brawl broke out between the two camps.

There has been no report to why Kouame slapped his opponent.

People were seen running off court only moments after the incident.

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