Alexander Zverev gallery: The many tantrums of the serial racket abuser

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Alexander Zverev has built a reputation as an infamous serial racket abuser thanks to his many temper tantrums in Grand Slams, the Davis Cup and on tour.

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Alexander Zverev of Germany is seen with his snapped racket broken during play against Hyeon Chung of Korea during round three on day six of the Australian Open in 2018.

Zverev had a breakout year in 2018 but it was also that year that the tennis world noted his penchant for breaking rackets and yelling at umpires.

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Alexander Zverev of Germany smashes his racket during the match against Milos Raonic of Canada on day eight of the Australian Open in 2019.

Zverev has reserved some of his biggest tantrums for the Australian Open, so they could be related to struggles with heat.

German tennis player Alexander Zverev brings his smashed racket to the bench during training in the Fraport Arena.

Zverev’s racket abuse instances have also flared up when he has represented his country in the Davis Cup, Laver Cup and ATP Cup.

Alexander Zeverev gives away his previously broken tennis racket, at the Hamburg European Open in 2019.

While his hometown crowd wasn’t able to soothe his temper, Zverev did at least give his broken racket to a fan in Hamburg in 2019.

Alexander Zverev broken racket beside him during the ATP Coupe Rogers third round in 2019.

Sascha has even lost his cool in Canada.

Alexander Zverev of Germany walks back to the bench after smashing his racket in his match against Karen Khachanov of Russia during quarter-final play at the Rogers Cup in 2019.

He really does not like to lose but many top players past and present have warned him to rein it in.

Alexander Zverev reacts during a match in Cologne and throws his racket on the floor… ouch!

Not even the presence of his older brother can keep Zverev from blowing his top, as we saw in Acapulco and in the past.

Alexander Zverev of Germany smashes his racket during the 2021 Australian Open.

He hasn’t always been the best at owning up to his faults.

Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina plays against Germany’s Alexander Zverev in their men’s singles quarter-final tennis match at Court Philippe-Chatrier at Roland Garros 2021.

Zverev surely needs to get hold of his temper if he is to be a future Grand Slam contender.

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Zverev throws his racket against Roman Saifullan of Russia during their second round French Open match at Roland Garros in 2021.

He was at it again during the French Open last year with the racket taking plenty of abuse.

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