a little fight club action

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Mikhail Youzhny - Miami 2008

Watch this clip of Mikhail Youzhny totally losing it after squandering a break point opportunity at 5-4 in the third set against Nicolas Almagro at the Sony Ericsson Open.

He smashes his head with his racquet. Three times. Turned out to be a bloody mess. Let’s hope he doesn’t play a brainy game ala Andy Murray because that didn’t do his head any good.

Misha eventually pulled it together and won 7-6 (4), 3-6, 7-6 (6) to advance to the fourth round, where he lost to Janko Tipsarevic.

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7 Responses to “a little fight club action”

  1. Nick Says:

    I cant lie… that is kinda hot…

  2. butter Says:

    and this is why Marat smashes his racquet on the ground!

  3. Denise Says:

    Hands down, one of the top memorable moments of 2008.

  4. Natalia Says:

    Watching this, I really just wanted to go and hold him until his head stopped bleeding.

    But… he won the match. What a trooper. :)

  5. Jon Says:

    So weird. And now a YouTube sensation. I’ve wondered if he was a bit off, and this confirms it. Isn’t it a trickle-down effect in Russia, though? Look at their president.

  6. Joshua Says:

    I love when the commentator calls him “Van Gogh-like” . . . only tennis has such pompous commentary!

  7. Sonja Says:

    He’s such a freak….. Scary!

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