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    '17 Racquet Smashing Contest

    Introducing Sascha Zverev to the fray.

    Stroppa Del ‏@stroppadel 1m1 minute ago
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    Good form. Most of the damage was done by his foot though.
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    Much to learn he still has.
    Meet again we do, old foe...

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    Re: '17 Racquet Smashing Contest

    Indeed, while I appreciate the end result, the efficient fruits of young Alex's labor, I was unmoved.
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    I was tickled by the confused looking child holding the broken thing at the end. Not exactly something worthwhile to keep.
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    I think that depends on Zverev's career - could be worth a lot.

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    Not sure @Thiemdomi will be able to continue with that racket.....�������� pic.twitter.com/IIS2bXV6ST
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    Re: '17 Racquet Smashing Contest

    Maybe he saw that it worked for Zverev last week and wanted to try it himself! (So far so good actually.)

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    Average destruction and form, though he seems to score nicely in the Self-disgust category.
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    Re: '17 Racquet Smashing Contest

    Nishikori just had a beautiful smash in Rio after losing the first set to Bellucci. I'll try to remember to look for video. I was impressed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dryrunguy View Post
    Nishikori just had a beautiful smash in Rio after losing the first set to Bellucci. I'll try to remember to look for video. I was impressed.
    Total disgust with the world? Check
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    Conveying anger at every thing and everybody? Check.
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    GOT IT!

    Josť Morais‏@ZezeAM 54s54 seconds ago
    Video with Nishikori showing his smasher skills. pic.twitter.com/TinjIjaDpG
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    And on clay!

    Props for distance covered after rebound. Early front-runner anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drop-shot View Post
    And on clay!

    Props for distance covered after rebound. Early front-runner anyone?
    A little too sudden for my liking. I prefer when there's that one second pause after losing the point before the smashing begins. It's as if the player starts gripping the handle tighter and tighter, and, knowing what's about to happen, the racket is saying "Come on, man! Don't do this, man! I got kids! I love them so GACK!"

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    Charlie it's the suddenness of it that makes it so spectacular And as you said on clay!!! The racquet didn't have time to make a plea which may violate some secret code among racquet-kind but for this viewer it was awesome, especially the bounce. Wawrinka has a lot of work to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ti-Amie View Post
    Charlie it's the suddenness of it that makes it so spectacular And as you said on clay!!! The racquet didn't have time to make a plea which may violate some secret code among racquet-kind but for this viewer it was awesome, especially the bounce. Wawrinka has a lot of work to do.
    Nishikori definitely gets bonus points for being known as a "smaller but quicker" type of player, then Hulking out and annihilating the racket.

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