Watch: Dominic Thiem destroys racquet during US Open match
Dominic Thiem did a number on one of his racquets during his third-round match at the US Open on Friday.
Thiem beat Taylor Fritz in four sets 3-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-4. Early in the third set he smashed his racquet to shreds after a ball hit the net and went against him.
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— doublefault28 (@doublefault28) August 31, 2018
That’s about as thoroughly as one can destroy a racquet, so congratulations to him on that. He later apologized.
Thiem begins his interview “I’m very sorry for that” regarding his epic racket smash.
— The Grandstand (@TennGrand) August 31, 2018
At least his temper provided a nice souvenir for a young fan.
— Andrew Jerell Jones (@sluggahjells) August 31, 2018
This is nothing new for Thiem, who has been featured before for his racquet smash.