Marcos Baghdatis Video: Tennis Star Goes Wild on His Rackets at Australian Open

Donald Wood@@Donald_WoodFeatured ColumnistJanuary 18, 2012

In one of the funniest moments in recent tennis history, tennis star Marcos Baghdatis has a meltdown of epic proportions at the 2012 Australian Open.

It didn't help him either, as he lost Stanislas Wawrinka 7-6, 6-4, 5-7, 6-1 anyway.

After complaining over something silly like all tennis players do, Baghdatis decides to destroy his racket in a smashing unparalleled in the minds of the announcers. It was jolly good in their eyes.

With the crowd roaring with approval over the smashing of the rackets, Baghdatis decides that he wants to try it again and destroys another one.

At this point, what’s going on off the court is better than what’s happening on the court.

With anger in his eyes and the crowd behind him, Baghdatis reaches back into his bag and unsheathes another racket, but this time its covered in plastic. Instead of taking the time to unwrap it, he decides to save the ball boy the trouble of cleaning up by destroying the racket in its original bag. Classy.

Baghdatis looks content, almost happy after the third destruction, but like Mick Jagger to the Rolling Stones fans, this tennis star has to give the people what they want. With another racket smashed (that’s four total at this point), this guy has become a meltdown legend.

I never saw John McEnroe smash four rackets!

While all the straight-laced tennis folks will hate this kind of outlandish behavior, it’s by far the coolest thing that happened so far. Think about it tennis, maybe spice it up!

 

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