Sport Novak Djokovic Goes Berserk, Damages Court With Aggressive Racquet-Smashing

17:56  16 february  2021
17:56  16 february  2021 Source:   thebiglead.com

Djokovic down to business as Thiem bungles Italian job

  Djokovic down to business as Thiem bungles Italian job Djokovic down to business as Thiem bungles Italian jobMELBOURNE (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic kicked off his 2021 season in style on his favourite Rod Laver Arena court with a clinical 7-5 7-5 win over Canadian talent Denis Shapovalov in the ATP Cup on Tuesday.

Novak Djokovic dispatched Alexander Zverev in four sets to advance to the Australian Open semifinals early this morning. But it wasn't all rainbows and butterflies, as Maroon 5 sang so passionately about earlier this century.

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While in the process of almost dropping the third set, Djokovic spiked a ball into the net for an unforced error, igniting a fit of rage within that manifested with great fury. Three solid smacks downward later, his expensive racquet was ruined and the once-gorgeous blue court marred with the scars of high-stakes trauma.

This is the same reaction I have when I realize that, once again, the log-in credentials for my children's remote learning are not working. Sometimes you just need to rage. These situations are entirely analogous.

The Daily Mail reports that Novak "sat in a sulk," which is a phrase we should all introduce to our own lexicon. Results matter, though, and the frequent champion played like his best self after the meltdown so ... worth it?

Court awards $2.3 billion to U.S. spy ship crew held hostage in 1968 .
The court said many of the 83-strong crew were mentally and physically abused during their captivity. © Provided by CBS News Released crewmen of the USS Pueblo are escorted by MPs upon their arrival at the U.S. Army 121st Evacuation Hospital at Ascom City, 10 miles west of Seoul, Dec. 23, 1968. / Credit: / AP In addition, wrote Alan Balaran, the government-appointed "special master" in the case to decide how damages were to be apportioned, most suffered long-lasting after-effects, both psychological and physical.

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