Monday 19 March 2018 / 07:46 PM


And we though Nick Kyrgios had anger management issues.

Veteran Argentine grunter Carlos Berlocq smashed his racquet to smithereens after an ill-advised foray up to the net in his recent Open du Pays d’Aix clash with Rogerio Dutra Silva.

Nothing too unusual about that in the modern age of tennis…except this meltdown occurred in just the second point of the match!

Unsurprisingly, given his inability to keep his emotions in check, Berlocq lost the first set 6-2. But things improved for the fiery stalwart, fighting back to win the match in three sets.

Berlocq has gone on to claim a straight-sets victory over Paolo Lorenzi in the first round of the French Open as he chases a career-best Grand Slam performance. The 33-year-old has reached the second round at Roland Garros four times previously, while he has qualified for the second round of the Australian Open and US Open twice each.

We’ll be watching Berlocq closely in case there’s another extreme blow-up.

[YouTube – Raz Ols]

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