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Blame, upset and match: When tennis players have a tantrum

By Simon Rice

Marcos Baghdatis shocked the Melbourne crowd at the Australian Open this week and in the process became a big hit on YouTube thanks to his furious display of rage.

In a spell of 30 seconds, the 26-year-old Cypriot smashed not one, not two, not three but four rackets. It appeared to temporarily turn around his fortunes before he succumbed to defeat over four sets against Stanislas Wawrinka on Margaret Court Arena.

Baghdatis is by no means the first tennis player to lose his cool - here, we take a look at some memorable tennis tantrums.

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