Australian Open: Dominic Thiem smashes his racquet in frustration. Again

first_imgAustralian Open: Dominic Thiem smashes his racquet in frustration. AgainAustralian Open: Dominic Thiem showed his anger at the racquet during his second round match in Melbourne against Australian wildcard Alexei Popyrin.advertisement Abreshmina S Quadri MelbourneJanuary 17, 2019UPDATED: January 17, 2019 14:48 IST Dominic Thiem retired from the match while trailing 5-7, 4-6, 0-2 against Alexei Popyrin. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDominic Thiem was the 7th seed at Australian OpenThiem got knocked out by local wildcard Popyrin in the 2nd roundThiem has a history of smashing racquets on the courtDominic Thiem was livid with himself after he dropped the first set in the second round of the Australian Open against Australia’s Alexei Popyrin and took out all his anger at the racquet. Seventh seed Thiem is playing at the Melbourne Arena against an unseeded opponent and got broken right at the end to lose the first set of the match.Right after losing his serve and the set, Thiem banged his racquet on the court and picked it up against and smashed it three more times before going back to the chair to cool down and get ready for the second set.Thiem had played out a marathon in the first round of the Grand Slam tournament against Frenchman Benoit Paire that went on past 2 in the night before winning 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 1-6, 6-3.Thiem, who received medical attention during the match, eventually retired when he was trailing 5-7, 4-6, 0-2 and the Australian wildcard Popyrin advanced to the third round, much to the delight of the home crowd.Glad we’re not that racket!#Thiem dropped the opening set 7-5 to Aussie WC Popyrin. Is an upset brewing?#AusOpen pic.twitter.com/PXD3Y2Jvkh#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 17, 2019While the Melbourne Arena witnessed Thiem’s racquet smash on Thursday, this is not the first time that Thiem has shown brutality to his racquet. One say can he is a serial racquet smasher.Last year at the French Open, Thiem had banged his racquet multiple times in an epic fashion after losing a point on his serve to Italy’s Fabio Fognini.advertisementExcellent racket smash from Dominic Thiem against Fognini just now !! #atpRome pic.twitter.com/NRuQdJ0AfSTennis/NBA (@BoomTSB) May 16, 2018Last year in August during a match against USA’s Taylor Fritz as well, Thiem had shown his hot headed side by smashing his racquet to the ground after not converting a break point.Thiem( Eurosport) pic.twitter.com/g1dMcH54SEdoublefault28 (@doublefault28) August 31, 2018In 2017 at the Miami Open, Thiem was up against Borna Coric when he smashed away his racquet while a year back in 2016 during the Davis Cup tie against Portugal as well, he was seen banging his racquet.#Thiem #MiamiOpen pic.twitter.com/GBkPm8Bk2VBreakPointBR (@BreakPointBR) March 25, 2017Also Read | Raonic outserves Wawrinka, Nishikori survives massive scareAlso Read | Dhoni, Shaw and Bencic with Federer shine in #10YearChallengeAlso Read | Madison Keys, Elina Svitolina advance to third roundFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Dominic ThiemFollow Australian OpenFollow Alexei Popyrin Nextlast_img

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