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    '18 Racquet Smashing Contest

    Adrian Mannarino gets the honor of opening this years thread. Nice bounce but failed to show appropriate level of disgust with himself and the world.

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    Re: '18 Racquet Smashing Contest

    One from Djokovic in the French open. Not ideal, but I can't seem to find a clip I can view elsewhere at the moment.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/tennis/comm..._racket_smash/
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    The only failure I see is that the racquet itself wasn't destroyed due to the surface. Otherwise he meets our standards, anger and disgust at himself and the world, form and arm motion.

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    I'm torn, the form and emotion is there, but the destruction is not. I'm going to give it a 7.
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    That's high Drop. I was thinking a 6.
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    Re: '18 Racquet Smashing Contest

    Quote Originally Posted by James7 View Post
    One from Djokovic in the French open. Not ideal, but I can't seem to find a clip I can view elsewhere at the moment.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/tennis/comm..._racket_smash/
    Well, I guess his elbow is better. Either that or now he needs another surgery.
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    No way. He is a future HOF. He can, he MUST do better than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drop-shot View Post
    I'm torn, the form and emotion is there, but the destruction is not. I'm going to give it a 7.
    Poor Djokovic! Can't even break a racket these days. In 2015, it would have turned to dust.
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    A longer view. He did bend it but with all that effort I think it should've been smashed to smithereens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ti-Amie View Post
    That's high Drop. I was thinking a 6.
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    Re: '18 Racquet Smashing Contest

    I think Gulbis is doing it wrong.

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    I think Gulbis is doing it wrong.

    I bet it's still in one piece, just scuffed up. Truly amateur. The only thing to recommend this display is that you can hear the racket slice through the air.
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    He should be disqualified for endangering any passersby... or unfortunate bird.
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    Re: '18 Racquet Smashing Contest

    I think we've got our 2018 winner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ti-Amie View Post
    I think we've got our 2018 winner.
    This was like an opera. I thought he was going to pick up his bench and toss it. He should be a pro wrestler.


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