WATCH: Fuming Andrey Rublev nearly hits court sweeper, smashes water bottle during French Open win

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Andrey Rublev lost his cool during his first-round victory over Kwon Soon-woo at the French Open as he came within inches of accidentally hitting a court sweeper with a ball.

The seventh-seeded Rublev beat the South Korean 6-7, (5-7), 6-3, 6-2, 6-4, but his frustrations boiled over after he lost the opening-set tie-breaker.

Clearly unhappy with the chair umpire, the 24-year-old exchanged words with the official and before sitting down he smashed a ball into the chair and it ricocheting onto the court, narrowly missing the head of a court sweeper.

Although the man’s cap fell off, he continued sweeping the court without much fuss.

But Rublev, who was now being booed by the crowd on Court 14, was not done yet as after sitting down he obliterated a bottle after smashing it into the ground.

He received code violation and a warning before having more words with the chair umpire.

Rublev regained his composure after the incident as he broke twice in the second and third sets before a single break in set four earned him the win.

Up next is Federico Delbonis after the Argentine defeated Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 6-1, 7-6 (7-1), 6-2.

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