As Grand Slams enter the second week, so does the hope of pulling off the unthinkable for some of the lower-seeded players who have advanced.
Enter Mikhail Youzhny, the 29th-ranked player in the French Open field who had drawn Tommy Haas in the fourth round. Youzhny, a 30-year-old from Russia, has had some impressive meltdowns in the past, but his play on Monday in Paris was good enough for another.
Getting absolutely drilled by Haas, Youzhny lost it after going down 3-0 in the second set (Haas won the first set 6-1 in just 22 minutes), smashing his racket nine times before hiding under his towel for a few personal moments with himself.
The smashing didn't help as he went on to lose 6-1, 6-1, 6-3, but hey, this blog didn't get its name from guys keeping their cool under pressure!
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