Marcos Baghdatis was rather upset after dropping two sets to Stanislas Wawrinka in his second round match at the Australian Open. So he did what any sane player would do in that situation–he busted four rackets. Two of which had never been used and were still in bags. In this downtrodden economy, that’s an incredible waste of money, eh Marcos?
The outwardly display of anger may have helped Baghdatis as he went on to win the third set before finally dropping the match, 7-6 6-4 5-7, 6-1. In somewhat related and disheartening news, the loss means we won’t be seeing much of his new girlfriend, the recently retired Karolina Sprem.
At least he took it out on himself, right? The reaction you see above from Marcos Baghdatis came after he fell behind two sets to Stanislas Wawrinka in the second round of the Australian Open on Tuesday night. In case you had trouble keeping track, that was four racquets he destroyed. From my limited knowledge of tennis, I understand that the racquets these professionals use can...
Marcos Baghdatis is waiting to find out the size of his fine after furiously smashing four rackets during a changeover in his Australian Open loss.
After going down a break in the third set against Stanislas Wawrinka, the 2006 finalist sat in his chair at the changeover and whacked his racket seven times on the court until it was completely mangled.
He then calmly gave it to a...
I played tennis for a year in high school and still play quite a bit during the summer. And watching this video just makes me realize how much more I'd love playing tennis if I got to carry around a bottomless bag of top-of-the-line tennis rackets like the pros do. Like I've never had a racket that costs over $70 or so, and I get very competitive and pissed off on the court...
In a second round men's singles tennis match in the 2012 Australian Open, Marcos Baghdatis fell behind two sets to Stanislas Wawrinka. Unhappy with the way he was playing, Baghdatis took his frustration out on some of his tennis rackets. Four of them, to be exact.
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For tennis player Marcos Baghdatis, he was not particularly pleased with his loss to Stanislas Wawrinka in the second round of the Australian Open.
As evidenced in the below clip, Baghdatis took it out on four of his own tennis rackets by breaking them in a row:
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Marcos Baghdatis must REALLY hate his tennis rackets. In a fit of fury he destroys four of them in 45 seconds. We tried this once on Wii Tennis, but sadly it didn't work.
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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...
Marcos Baghdatis takes his frustration out on four of his tennis rackets at the Australian Open. Baghdatis lost his match to Stanislas Wawrinka — Talk about poor sportsmanship — He really should be taking his anger out on himself, not his helpless rackets. -TO
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Serena Williams was impressed. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was surprised. Novak Djokovic just couldn't wait to join the hundreds of thousands of people to have viewed online footage of Marcos Baghdatis' spectacular bout of racket rage.
Baghdatis went out of the Australian Open in a late-night match Wednesday, but he was still the talk of Melbourne Park a day later.
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Just in case you missed it, and by the lack of ratings for the Australian Open, you probably did, here is one of the best temper tantrums you will ever see. Marcos Baghdatis was just broken in the third set of his match against Stanislas Wawrinka, after dropping the first 2 sets. The 2008 finalist proceeded to smash 4 racquets, the last one still wrapped in plastic.
Serena Williams was impressed. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was surprised. Novak Djokovic just couldn't wait to join the hundreds of thousands of people to have viewed online footage of Marcos Baghdatis' spectacular bout of racket rage. Baghdatis went out of the Australian Open in a late-night match Wednesday, but he was still the talk of Melbourne Park a day later.
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