Like a Cypriot, tennis-playing Gallagher, Marcos Baghdatis busted four -- count 'em, four -- racquets during a changeover in Wednesday night's Australian Open loss to Stanislas Wawrinka.
The 2008 finalist lost to first two sets to Wawrinka and had just been broken early in the third set when he sat down for a break and calmly* smashed the racquet he was using. He then three out of his bag and broke those too, all in a span of 45 seconds.
* As calm as one can be when breaking four racquets against a hard court.
The tirade worked (for a little bit). Rowdy evening session fans were already in Baghdatis' corner and the racquet-busting fired them up even more, leading to a raucous Pro-Marcos atmosphere for the final 90 minutes of the match. Baghdatis quickly broke back and eventually won the third set before falling in the fourth. The final score was 7-6, 6-4, 5-7, 6-1.
The Cypriot is a Melbourne favorite due, in part, to his run to the finals of the '06 Open and the city's large Greek ...