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When tennis players lose the plot

By Simon Rice

The US Open saw fireworks last week when Andy Roddick lost his cool and kicked up something of a racket during his exit from Flushing Meadows.

Unsatisfied with a lineswoman's explanation of a foot fault, Roddick went on a petulant rant, arguing at length with the official.

The US star, who has form for this kind of behaviour, is just the latest in a long line of tennis players to lose their cool.

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