Originally written on Tennis Grand Stand  |  Last updated 10/18/14

TOKYO - OCTOBER 09: Mikhail Youzhny of Russia plays a backhand in his match against Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic during day five of the Rakuten Open Tennis tournament at Ariake Colosseum on October 9, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Junko Kimura/Getty Images)
Roland Garros Roundup takes you through the Slam’s hot stories of the day, both on and off the court. The red clay of Roland Garros makes its way to the center of Paris. Shot of the Day: Fans who couldn’t make it out to Roland Garros still got their taste of tennis in front of the Hôtel de Ville in the center of Paris, where participants could try out the red clay or catch the action on the big screen. Mikhail Youzhny loses it: Many tennis fans were likely experiencing a bout of déjà vu when Russian Mikhail Youzhny absolutely obliterated his racket after falling down a set and 3-0 to Tommy Haas in their fourth round match. This was not the first time the fiery Russian has exhibited such anger on the court, as Nick Zaccardi of Sports Illustrated points out. In 2008, in a match against Spaniard Nicolas Almagro, Youzhny banged his racket against his head several times and in the process drew blood. Both videos can be seen in Zaccardi’s article. Week one French Open takeaways: The first...
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