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2022 Racquet Smashing Contest

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Is this our first entry of the year? I looked and didn't see a thread for 2022 but if there is one I'll delete this one and post the Tweet there. It's late and I just watched Heather Watson fight for almost 20m before losing a game to Mayer Sherif. I'm tired.

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Nope, there is no other topic for this year. Good that you started it.
And that is a good entry. Solid wind up, proper destruction of the racquet, disposal is effective at the end. Yep, good enough for me :clap:
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ponchi101 wrote: Tue Jan 18, 2022 2:01 pm Nope, there is no other topic for this year. Good that you started it.
And that is a good entry. Solid wind up, proper destruction of the racquet, disposal is effective at the end. Yep, good enough for me :clap:
and it gives me a reason to remember Roberto Carballes. I did like the disposal. Properly disgusted fling.
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One of the worst ever?

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Shameful. Does not even qualify as racquet throwing. That is, at best, racquet dropping. Not worthy of being called a smash.
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I've seen worse. But I always think it's funny when it basically ricochets back at them. Instead of blowing off steam, it typically makes them more frustrated.
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Kyrgios had a decent one while walking to his chair/bench on a changeover last night vs. Medvedev, if anyone wants to look for it.
I think it was in the last set.
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Deuce wrote: Fri Jan 21, 2022 4:50 am Kyrgios had a decent one while walking to his chair/bench on a changeover last night vs. Medvedev, if anyone wants to look for it.
I think it was in the last set.
I saw it but haven't seen a clip of it anywhere. It was pretty good.
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ti-amie wrote: Fri Jan 21, 2022 5:31 am
Deuce wrote: Fri Jan 21, 2022 4:50 am Kyrgios had a decent one while walking to his chair/bench on a changeover last night vs. Medvedev, if anyone wants to look for it.
I think it was in the last set.
I saw it but haven't seen a clip of it anywhere. It was pretty good.
It cost him a point because he had earlier warnings. He started his next service game (last game of the match) down 0-15. It was a decent smash, but not worth losing a point. If it had been a masterpiece, okay. :)
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ti-amie wrote: Fri Jan 21, 2022 3:17 am One of the worst ever?

she didn't commit. She second-guessed before it left her hand. Amateur.
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Zverev making a strong entry just now after dropping serve in the 2nd set against Shapovalov.
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Zverev just took the lead... video to come. This thing was mangled... Pure revulsion and searing rage. Went down a set and a break, after fighting off one or two break points in that game and getting to deuce. The commentator was even admiring on the slow-mo replay.

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Here you go


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Oh, yes. The vibrator dampener comes off beautifully, it cracks instantly upon entry, he is truly disgusted at the universe.
Solid entry. Fitting that he did to a racquet named GRAVITY. It was crushed.
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We're apparently never allowed to enjoy a smash from Sascha ever again in life. Sigh
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