Mikhail Youzhny had another bad day on Sunday. The 30-year-old Russian was dominated by Tommy Haas in the fourth round of the French Open, losing 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 walked over to the bench and smashed it nine times, making sure there was no possible chance he would ever be able to use it again.
This is the second straight year Youzhny has been disappointed with his showing at the French Open. Last year, he apologized to the fans by writing “Sorry” in the clay.
“There was a lot of people. That’s why I write ‘sorry’ — because I can’t show them a nice game,” he explained after his 6-0, 6-2, 6-2 third-round loss. “The way we played in the beginning, it was not really interesting for people.”
At least after this meltdown he wasn’t left with a bleeding forehead, like he did in Miami last year.
This is one for the Youzhny archive, though: