VIDEO: Alexander Zverev destroys his racket and later gifts it to young fan at Australian Open

Alexander Zverev smashes in racket

Alexander Zverev loves a good racket smash and he was at it again during his Australian Open first-round clash against Marcos Giron.

The world No 7 made a stuttering start against the unheralded world No 75 Giron as he lost the first set before bouncing back to secure a 6-7 (8-10), 7-6 (7-5), 6-3, 6-2 victory.

However, his frustration did boil over in the second set after he missed a simple volley when serving for the set at 5-4, 30-40, which allowed his American competitor to break back.

The German then decided it was a good time to smash his racket.

He went on to win the set and the tie-breaker, and after the match he gave the broken racket to a young fan at the Margaret Court Arena.

Alexander Zverev's smashed racket

Zverev, though, has a long history of smashing his racket when things don’t go his way.

Don’t believe us? Here is a seven-minute compilation.

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