Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Video: Jerzy Janowicz melts down during Australian Open match
Things got pretty intense at the Australian Open on Wednesday. Just ask No. 24 seed Jerzy Janowicz.
Janowicz had set point at 9-8 in a first-set tiebreak when his opponent, Somdev Devvarman, drilled a shot that clipped the line. The chair umpire called the ball good. Janowicz, however, adamantly disagreed.
He exhibited his displeasure with the ruling by literally falling to his knees in shock and agony. He just cannot seem to believe the insanity of the call, and it sounds like the crowd is cheering him on in the background. What a temper tantrum.
Although the 22-year old went on to lose the tiebreak, 12-10, the story does have a happy ending. After losing the second set too, Janowicz roared back to win the match in five sets.