It came from Ernests Gulbis, who was up against Juan Monaco in his first round match in Melbourne and after getting trounced in the first set 6-1 and facing a potential tiebreaker in the second set his frustration came out after missing an easy volley that gave Monaco a break point.
Gulbis smashed his racquet, but I thought the immediate walk to get a new one was maybe the best part of the whole episode. No pause, no waiting, just a smash and a walk and an eventual match win for the 25-year-old who advanced to the second round in Melbourne for just the second time in his career.
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