The bigger the tournament, the tenser the competitors get. That's a theory that holds true in any tennis tournament, and as the world is introduced to another season of Grand Slam tennis, some athletes have a hard time dealing with the heat in Australia.
Welcome Jerzy Janowicz, a 22-year-old Polish professional tennis player, who was playing his second round match on Court 8 against India’s Somdev Devvarman. When a forehand by Devvarman was called in with the first set tiebreaker leaning 9-8 in favor of Janowicz, the Pole completely lost it.
Janowicz approached the chair umpire, Marija Cicak, screaming and begging about the call, eventually falling to his knees. After calming down, the tiebreaker continued, but after Janowicz lost it to drop the first set he went even crazier, hitting the umpire's chair and tossing a water bottle.
The best part? Janowicz eventually won the match in five sets, advancing to the third round in a Grand Slam for only the second time in his career.
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