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rubberduckies
04-20-2009, 01:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oGMj3mu-_E&feature=related

At about the 1 minute mark, what happens here?
How does this happen?

10isNE1?
04-20-2009, 02:15 PM
That's what happens when you throw on the ground your racquet the previous point... Funny though!

viktorkwan
04-20-2009, 04:15 PM
ROFL...imagine it happening to you when you are hitting...that's almost $200 gone hahaha

FedererForehand
04-20-2009, 04:27 PM
Thats just crazy! Never seen anything like it before.

mtommer
04-20-2009, 05:00 PM
I tend to snap my racquets around the throat area (when I do snap them which is rare) because sometimes on my serves I hit the ground on my follow through. Carbon is such that when it goes it tends to break and does so catastrophically rather than slowly with crack fatigue propagation.

lilxjohnyy
04-20-2009, 05:03 PM
that sucs. shes about get broken for the set

nadal for number1
04-20-2009, 05:26 PM
LMAO thats pretty funny.
i recall some time ago....tsonga was playing ancic and tsonga serves a hard serve, ancic tries to pound the ball back and all theres left is his stick. that was the same case. wonder why this happens since pros are usually rotating their frames around.lol

2nd_Serve
04-20-2009, 06:27 PM
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL. What a beast!

Gorecki
04-21-2009, 02:06 AM
Marat... watch and learn!

ericsson
04-21-2009, 02:22 AM
Great Stuff!

0d1n
04-21-2009, 03:45 AM
What happens is that she's throwing her racquet on a hard court.
Quick check for cracks in the head, nothing spotted.
Next point ... bam... she obviously didn't check the handle/throat properly ;).
Good that she can smile about it considering she's 2 set points down after that "adventure".

jelle v
04-21-2009, 04:13 AM
Strange.. the racket just flies of the handle.. :mrgreen:

I've seen it once, where Clavet or Zabaleta (?) hit a backhand and the racket actually cracked at the throat :)

alextennis0805
04-21-2009, 05:56 AM
the same exact thing happend to me my racquet started cracking at the throat and then i hit and backhand and the whole head just flys off

chief wiggum
04-21-2009, 07:01 AM
That just shows how crappy her racquet is. The handle snapped off.

taiketsu
04-22-2009, 01:41 AM
It looked like she was using a babolat, if I'm not mistaken.

maximo
04-22-2009, 02:20 AM
It looked like she was using a babolat, if I'm not mistaken.

Great advert for Fischer, i must say. :)

reesespiecestennis
04-22-2009, 03:03 AM
^^^^^^Fischer racquet.

madmanfool
04-22-2009, 06:12 AM
Marat... watch and learn!

Marat once broke a racket like that during a serve, it's on youtube somewhere but i can't find it now. :)

Gorecki
04-23-2009, 12:31 AM
Marat once broke a racket like that during a serve, it's on youtube somewhere but i can't find it now. :)

obviously it was a fluke by Ana, a flash of brilliance i might add... Marat is way more consistent! :)

featherlight
04-23-2009, 04:50 AM
that was sooooo funny

OliverSimon
04-23-2009, 07:12 AM
lol owned:twisted::twisted:

HeadPro
04-23-2009, 04:23 PM
cheap racquet :p

CANADIAN763
04-23-2009, 05:00 PM
I cannot believe that she is smiling. It's now break point and that will most likely be a few thousand in prize money down the drain

breon1@hotmail.com
04-26-2009, 10:27 AM
Lol it happened to my friend at clay nationals before in the semi-finals, it broke on a forehand winner, (yea he does smash racquets often) but he's good. he won the match n the end