a little fight club action

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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  1. I cant lie… that is kinda hot…

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

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

  7. He’s such a freak….. Scary!

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