Andrey Rublev has practically lost control after giving the first set to the Korean Kwon in the tie-break. The Russian did not keep his nerve during his first roudn match at the Roland Garros 2022, the second Grand Slam tournament of the season, becoming the negative protagonist of a bad curtain, which even the audience in the stands did not like.
Returning to the bench, the Russian hit hard a ball, which bounced dangerously and hit the hat of the boy in charge of cleaning the court, fortunately nothing else serious for him. The Moscow native took a really big risk in this circumstance, following up on the moment of anger with the breaking of his racket.
We recall that Russia and Belarusian tennis players will not play Wimbledon 2022, due to the the All England Club Board decision to ban the players of Countries involved int he Ukrainian invasion. Here is the video of the episode, broadcast by the Eurosport Italy social channels.
Andrej Rublëv rischia di far male al ragazzo addetto alla pulizia del campo! 😵💫🧢🎾 #EurosportTENNIS | #ATP | #RolandGarros | #RG22 | #Rublev pic.twitter.com/3QVos9x4fh — Eurosport IT (@Eurosport_IT) May 24, 2022