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I have twice. <img src="redface.gif" border="0"> <br />Well, in fact only once really. It was in a youth club-final match. Really strange: I was leading 7-5 5-4 15-0 so everything was fine. But then there were a long rally, I made a really unforced error and then I slammed down my racket, I still don't know why.<br />However, I thought the racket was okay, so I continued playing and won 6-4. It only fell apart the next day, so it was worth doing it. <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <br />The other 'accident' was rather voluntary. I wanted to buy a new one soon anyway and then I lost a match 3-6 2-6 with a horrible performance and I thought 'good opportunity' and then ... Well, the new one is better. <img src="wink.gif" border="0">
 

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The last time I broke a racket was in May. I was playing in competition (team competitions) and was led one set and something like 2/0, I was playing quite crappy and I had the need to smash something <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> . After missing a first serve I broke my racquet lol. The good thing is that is really calmed me down (cause racquets are soooo expensive lol) and I ended up winning. <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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I used to have this old wooden racket until I broke it... I wanted to hit the ball really hard and it broke into pieces! <img src="redface.gif" border="0"> <br />I prefer the new (not wooden) racket <img src="wink.gif" border="0">
 

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I have once i after loosing to my friend 6-1 0-6 6-0 6-3 i threw my raquet into the ground and it broke!LOL! <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" /> What is actually quite sad is i played with the raquet for a laugh a few months ago and i was totally overpowering my friend with loads of control so now i think i'd be beating him with that raquet!
 

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I did…. <img src="redface.gif" border="0"> There was no particular reason to do it. My game sucked as it usually does. What annoyed me is my stupidity. My serve didn’t work… Everything went wrong: toss, shoulder movement…. Everything. What killed me is that every time there was a bad serve, I knew it would. And instead of just making a stop and repeat a serve, I continued making double faults. I was just furious with myself.

Thank lord the racket was a gift. (no wasted money there).
 

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Nope, never. I guess I'm not strong enough. <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> Or not hotheaded enough. <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">
 

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I am breaking three or four an year. Mostly by slamming it into the court, out of frustration.
 

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I've never broken one as a result of a temper-related incident. That is, from slamming it down, throwing it, or banging it. I have had a couple of those cheap aluminum racquets (the Jay Berger Kmart specials <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> ) shatter when I served. Only once has a wood racquet cracked on me.

On the subject of racquets, has anyone else ever played with one of those Jimmy Connors Wilson round-headed steel T-series models? How the @%$#*& did he win slams with that thing?
 

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I break my table-tennis bats regularly <img src="redface.gif" border="0"> While yelling of course <img src="wink.gif" border="0">
 

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I never have, I always played better when I was angry. You know what I have done though? When I was 12 years old, I once bloodied my nose with the racquet after the long follow through on my forehand ... trying to mimic Bjorn Borg (LOL). <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

I wonder how many people have done that? <img src="eek.gif" border="0">
 

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I never broken my tennis racket because I always calm down all time <img src="graemlins/angel.gif" border="0" alt="[Angel]" /> same as Jelena Dokic! LOL! <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">
 

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i havent thrown a racket once this year in comp , i dont think...

thos in previous years ive amassed like umm 5-7 broken rackets i guess..i used to bounce them
 

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funniest example of racket abuse happened was when i played a guy about a month ago..i was down 2-4 and ended up winning 6-4 , he got the racket smacked it against the fence ,then proceeded to throw it over the fence..

i managed not to laugh , but damn it was hard...
 
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