75. Mikhail Youzhny's Self-Mutilation

Date: 4/1/2008
Key Players: Tennis player Mikhail Youzhny
Video Evidence: Click Here.

Everyone's got their own psych-up rituals. Minnie Minoso used to shower in his uniform to break out of a slump, and rumor has it Ivan Lendl ate children the night before his important matches. Mikhail Youzhny one-upped everyone by bashing himself in the face with his racket when he lost a point late in the third set of his third-round match at the 2008 Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. You think that's bad? In Soviet Russia, racket bashes itself with YOU!

Although everyone assumed he was bashing himself with the strings, in slow motion you can clearly see that it's the racket frame that opens the wound at his hairline. Hardbody!