"However I don't the this fan would have gone to his nearest news station to complain if he didn't get his money on the spot."
The wedged ball was the only similarity, differences being:
1 .. Court announcer pulled net, & the ball dropped through the net.
2 .. The decision to allow the payment was made on the spot.
3 .. He clearly stepped over the line, but that wasn't an issue.
Guessing here, but more than likely he left the venue with cash in hand, or a valid cheque, so he wouldn't have had the need to go to a current affairs show.
As others have said, that prize money would be small change in their league, & it was crap $US too. ; )