Alexander Zverev ‘got his money’s worth’ out of his racket as he absolutely destroyed it in a fit of frustration at the Australian Open.
The German came into the tournament with a reputation for choking at Grand Slams, but with renewed hopes those days were behind him after brilliantly winning the ATP Finals in November.
However, during his straight sets loss to Milos Raonic in Melbourne, Zverev’s emotions got the best of him, and he let his racket pay the price in front of a very startled ball-kid.
Zverev going all Baghdatis on his racquet.
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— Michael Gallo (@Galloots) January 21, 2019
“It made me feel better,” Zverez admitted. “I was very angry, so I let my anger out.”
However, he has also vowed to take the positives and move on from the latest disappointment.
“Hopefully I will be better next time. Right now I’m not happy, but I’m not depressed, either.
“It’s fine. It’s a tennis match. I have learned to take tennis matches as tennis matches and not the end of the world.
“If I would think it’s the end of the world every time I lose a tennis match, I would be very depressed about 15 to 20 times a year. So I’m not going to do that.”
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