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Mikhail Youzhny didn't have a very good morning at the French Open.
And his poor racket bore the brunt of his frustration.
That's nine freakin' whacks ... no racket is surviving that barrage.
Youzhny was on the unfortunate end of a remarkable day for Tommy Haas, who, at age 35, became the oldest French Open men's quarterfinalist since 1971 after cruising to a 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 win.
Hey, at least Youzhny didn't take it out on his own head this time.
So, you know, maybe he's learned something.
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MAKING A RACKET
Mikhail Youzhny had one of his more epic meltdowns on Monday during his French Open 4th round match against Tommy Haas. Youzhny was getting crushed by his opponent, and he needed to seek out some sort of retribution so he decided to crush his racquet. His fit of anger was caught on television and it definitely didn’t help motivate him further as he lost 6-1, 6-1, 6-3. [S.I.] Article...
Mikhail Youzhny did not enjoy his day at the French Open on Sunday. The 30-year-old Russian was dominated by Tommy Haas in the fourth round 6-1, 6-1, 6-3. The match took only 90 minutes. After Youzhny fell behind 3-0 in the second set, he decided to take out his frustrations on the racket. He slowly [...]
Monday was not the best for Mikhail Youzhny.
After advancing to the fourth round of the French Open, Youzhny ran into some stiff competition in the form of Tommy Haas. Haas made short work of Youzhny, cleaning him out 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 — but not before Youzhny put his racket to better use on the sidelines.
Youzhny came off the court on a changeover and beat his racket into a new shape...
Russian tennis player Mikhail Youzhny was none to pleased about his fourth round match against Tommy Haas in the French Open.Youzhny played relatively poorly Monday and wound up losing in straight sets to the 35-year-old Haas. Thus, the No. 29 seeded Youzhny was eliminated from the tournament.However, his frustrations became clearly apparent well before the conclusion of the match...
I will admit--I don't watch tennis. That being said I still enjoy watching someone take out there frustrations on something other than another person.
Like Mikhail Youzhny does here after being dispatched in the fourth round of the French Open:
Mikhail Youzhny was not a happy camper during his fourth round match against Tommy Haas in the French Open. In a match that Youzhny eventually lost in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1, 6-3, the Russian had a bit of a tantrum during a changeover. Youzhny destroyed his rackets, smashing it repeatedly on the back of his chair.
How does Youzhny’s racket smash compare to some of the other best in tennis?
Down 1-6, 0-3 to Tommy Haas in the fourth round of the French Open, Russian Mikhail Youzhny went mafia-style on his racket in a pretty epic melt down.
Tommy Haas became the oldest quarterfinalist in French Open history at the straight-set expense of Mikhail Youzhny...
1, 1, and 3... it was a rough day for the opponent...
And one of his rackets...
That happened at 1-6, 0-3...
It obviously didn't work out...
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1 - def. Guillaume Raoux, 1998 Toulouse 1R, 6-2, 6-2.
100 - def. Julien Boutter, 2001 Basel SF, 6-1, 6-3.
200 - def. Mikhail Youzhny, 2003 Halle SF, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2.
300 - def. Lleyton Hewitt, 2004 U.S. Open F, 6-0, 7-6 (3), 6-0.
400 - def. Tommy Haas, 2006 Australian Open 4R, 6-4, 6-0, 3-6, 4-6, 6-2.
500 - def. David Ferrer, 2007 Monte Carlo QF, 6-4, 6-0.
600 - def. Thiago...