You Cannot Be Serious: The Worst Tennis Racket Smashes To Ever Happen On-Court

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Andy Murray Chokes in 2013 US Open

Event: 2013 US Open

With a win in this match, Murray would move on to a rematch of last years US Open final with opponent Novak Djokovic. Instead, Stanislas Wawrinka would defer this rematch with a huge upset over Murray. Hence the smashed racket.

Serena Williams
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Serena Williams Down and Out

Event: 2013 Australian Open

After suffering a back spasm in the second set, Serena wouldn’t be the same for the rest of the match. This match would make Sloane Stephens famous.

Roger Federer
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Roger Federer Shows Unusual Temper

Event: 2009 Sony Ericsson Open

A usually cool tempered Federer lost his cool in Miami against Novak Djokovic. Federer would lose the decider 4-0, making it his third time that season getting blown out in a final set.

Andy Roddick
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Andy Roddick Defeated Early

Event: 2011 ATP-WTA China Open

A frustrated Roddick made an early departure from the event with a loss from No. - 31 ranked Kevin Anderson. As the winner of this event in 2008, a disappointed Roddick would not reclaim his title in 2011.

John McEnroe
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John McEnroe Wins, Racket Loses

Event: 1981 Wimbledon

McEnroe was known for his short temper just as much as he was for his tennis skills. Just from looking at the image, it is hard to believe that he won this match. You cannot be serious.

Novak Djokovic
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Novak Djokovic Rallies Back for the Win

Event: 2012 Shanghai Masters

The match was almost even the entire game, and Djokovic would rally back from a five-point deficit in the final set. Winning wasn’t an easy task as you can see from the smashed racket.

Marcos Baghdatis
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Marcos Baghdatis Down Two Sets and a Break, Breaks Four Rackets

Event: 2012 Australian Open

Baghdatis might hold the record for rackets smashed in a single match. The first was could have been expected, the next one not so much. The next two never left their plastic wraps.

Marat Safin
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Another Day Another Racket Smashed for Marat Safin 

Event: 2009 Monte Carlo Masters

Safin breaks a lot of rackets. It is estimated that he has smashed 50 in a singe season and upwards to 400 rackets in his career. This was just another day at the office.

Vera Zvonareva
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Vera Zvonareva Breaks, Bites, and Kicks Her Racket in Charleston

Event: 2010 Charleston Final

Opponent Samantha Stosur led the match quickly winning to sets early. Zvonareva rallied back, but couldn’t come out with the win, smashing and biting her racket in frustration. Check out a compilation of Vera's meltdowns below.

Fernando Gonzalez
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Fernando Gonzalez Breaks His Racket in Half in Rome

Event: 2009 Rome Masters

Above you can see that Gonzalez snapped his racket in half over his knee. Below you can catch the entire play.

Juan Martin Del Potro
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Juan Martin Del Potro Throws His Racket and Still Beats Muller

Event:  2009 Australian Open

Argentina’s Del Potro would lose his cool in the first set, losing in a tiebreaker. He would end up defeating his opponent Giles Muller.

Novak Djokovic
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Novak Djokovic Shows His Hate for the Clay

Event: 2012 Internazionali BNL d’Italia

After losing the first set, Djokovic smashes his racket across the clay.

Andy Roddick
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Andy Roddick Asking For It

Event: 2011 Madrid Open

Opponent Flavio would upset Roddick in the first round. Check out Andy asking for his warning below.

Andre Agassi
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Andre Agassi Shows Off His “Passion” in DC

Event: 2006 Legg Mason Tennis Classic

Andrea Stoppini from Italy would upset Andre in Washington DC. Agassi had this to say in his post-game interview, “Breaking a racket for me has always been a sign of caring about something that you can’t quite get over the hump with… I was very frustrated.”

Xavier Malisse
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Xavier Malisse Pulls a “Djokovic” Out On the Clay

Event: 2011 Internazionali BNL d’Italia

Malisse throws his racket down to the ground in a match against Andy Murray. This is nothing compared to his tantrum in the 2005 Miami Masters, watch it below.

Donald Young
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Donald Young Gets Beat By Lacko

Event: 2012 Australian Open

Donald Young shows his frustration against opponent Lukas Lacko of Slovakia. Young would only win one out of four sets in his defeat.

Mikhail Youzhny
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Mikhail Youzhny Bleeds for the Game

Event: 2008 Miami Masters

Mikhail Youzhny breaks his racket over his own face in reaction to losing a point. Judging by the blood, this wasn’t his best match. Watch the entire play below.

John McEnroe
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John McEnroe Being Classic McEnroe

Event: 1986 AT&T Challenge of Champions

It wasn’t a memorable McEnroe match unless there was a tantrum and broken rackets. McEnroe didn’t agree with the referee’s call, see how he reacted below.

Benoit Paire
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Benoit Paire Gives Ball Boy a Souvenir

Event: 2013 French Open

Paire argued with the referee and umpire, explaining that he would’ve been treated better if he was a top five ranked player. Paire would be eliminated this match.

Stanislas Wawrinka
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Stanislas Wawrinka Misses the Semis

Event: 2013 French Open

Why? Rafael Nadal defeats Wawrinka in French Open quarterfinals. Wawarinka would then throw his racket to a ball boy in his loss.

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