Recently in a USTA singles match, our guy had won the first set and was a game away from taking the 2nd set & match. His opponent got angry (at himself) and smashed his racket. Just cracked the frame. He continued playing and lost the first point. Then he smashed his racket (same one) again. This time it did that crazy bent thing at the top. We all thought he'd go get another out of his bag, but he didn't! He stepped back and told our guy to serve. Our guy just smiled, shrugged and served. The opponent actually returned the serve! But it was put away. Well, our guy won the set and match, but it started me wondering...can you do that? Play with a busted up racket with crap hanging off of it? It was something I'll never forget.