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Baghdatis smashes four racquets in 25 seconds

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Marcos Baghdatis goes crazy

It is hardly a rare sight to see a tennis player smash a racquet but Marcos Baghdatis took his level of frustration to new levels at the Australian Open.

After seeing his serve broken during a key moment of his second round match against Stanislas Wawrinka, the 2006 finalist completely lost his cool.

Baghdatis smashed four racquets into ruin in the space of just 25 seconds — the last two of which he didn't even bother to take out of the wrapper.

In the short-term, it seemed to galvanise the Cypriot as he managed to break back in the very next game.

However, his new found momentum didn't last long, as Wawrinka went on to win the contest 7-6(3) 6-4 5-7 6-1 to set up a third round clash against Nicolas Almagro.


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