By Jaclyn Stacey
(January 16, 2013) MELBOURNE PARK, Australia – Twenty-fourth seed Jerzy Janowicz won the battle against his mind and his opponent on Wednesday, coming back from two sets down to progress through to the third round in a five set thriller against India’s Somdev Devvarman 6-7(10), 3-6, 6-1, 6-0, 7-5 at the Australian Open.
Drama unfolded in the first set tiebreaker when a line call didn’t go Janowicz’ way while he was up 9-8 and serving on set point. He proceeded to have a meltdown, collapsing to his knees and putting his forehead to the ground in frustration before a verbal tirade at the umpire ended in a code violation for unsportsmanlike behavior. He also hit his racquet against the umpires chair and threw his water bottle across the court during the outburst.
Devvarman remained focused throughout the drama and managed to seal the tiebreak 7-6(10) and the first set in 79 minutes. He then went on to win the second set 6-3 to take a two sets to love lead in the ...