UKRAINIAN tennis player Sergei Bubka revealed he cheated death after falling from a fourth-floor apartment in Paris last month.
Bubka, son of pole vault legend Sergei Bubka, admitted he was lucky to be alive, having suffered multiple fractures in a horrifying fall in the French capital’s plush 16th arrondissement.
“The circumstances leading to the fall were all so unlucky, but since the accident I feel I have been really lucky,” Bubka said on the ATP’s website.
“I was lucky to be alive and not have damaged anything major.
“I was lucky my friends found me and took me to a great hospital where they took great care of me.”
Bubka was attending a friend’s party when the accident happened.
After getting locked inside a bathroom he leaned to look outside a window, hoping to reach the next room, but lost his footing and crashed to the ground.
Bubka, the world No. 186, underwent nine hours of surgery after the fall.
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