Angry Juan Martin del Potro smashes himself with racket at Wimbledon

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 | 0

Juan Martin del Potro is as famous for his calm behavior as much as his booming forehand. And although the latter was at hand on Monday, the same can’t be said about the former.

During his fourth-round match against Frenchman Gilles Simon at Wimbledon, del Potro was unhappy with quite a few things: the crowd’s movement and a run-in with umpire.

He was also handed a code violation for throwing his towel on the ground, reports Mirror.

And the 2009 US Open champion was clearly frustrated as he smashed his racket during the first set before banging his head on the strings multiple times (see the clip below).

To add to his frustration, the match was postponed due to bad light when del Potro, the No. 5 seed and a former semi-finalist at All England Club, was leading 7-6 7-6 5-7 against Simon.

The duo will resume the contest on Court 2 on Tuesday.



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