Thursday January 17, 2013
Polish giant goes nuts in meltdown
POLISH giant Jerzy Janowicz admitted he “went nuts” and expected to be fined after an extraordinary meltdown during his marathon victory over India’s Somdev Devvarman yesterday.
The 24th seed screamed his discontent at a line call when he led 9-8 in the tiebreaker of his 6-7 (10-12), 3-6, 6-1, 6-0, 7-5 triumph.
The imposing 2.03m (6’8”) tall Janowicz repeatedly yelled “How many times” before falling to his knees and continuing his tirade.
He faces sanctioning from the International Tennis Federation for angrily hitting the umpire’s chair with his racquet at the completion of the first set.
“The umpires, they’re making so many mistakes,” Janowicz said. — AFP