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by: JamieD On  Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Jerzy Janowicz Meltdown

By beating India’s Somdev Devvarman, Polish tennis player Jerzy Janowicz reached the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday, equaling his furthest ever run at a men’s Grand Slam Tournament (he made it to the third round at Wimbledon in 2012).

But let me tell you, it certainly wasn’t easy for Janowicz.  Despite being ranked 24th going into the tournament–Devvarman’s highest world ranking was 62nd back in 2011–Jerzy found himself trailing 2-0 in sets, and at one point, he even let his emotions get the better of him.

During a tiebreaker in the first set, Janowicz thought he had won the set when Devvarman’s forehand appeared to land outside the line, but chair umpi

re Marija Cicak ruled it in.  That infuriated Janowicz, inspiring the following on-court meltdown that would probably make John McEnroe blush.

Check it out:

Janowicz would go on to lose the tiebreak, and he would also lose the second set, but he eventually regained his composure and won the four-hour marathon match, 6-7 (12), 3-6, 6-1, 6-0, 7-5.

Now, he’ll have to hope for a few more wins so that he can increase his earnings, because his bank account is likely to take a hit after the International Tennis Federation is done with him.




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