2008 Miami: Mikhail Youzhny hits his racquet against his head

Mikhail Youzhny reacts badly after losing a point to Nicolas Almagro at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, with his self-inflicted injury drawing blood on court


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2008 Miami: Mikhail Youzhny hits his racquet against his head

It's now ten years since the unbelievable accident happened in 2008 Miami with Mikhail Youzhny in the spotlight. During the third set of his match against the Spaniard Nicolas Almagro, the Russian player started to hit his racquet against his head after a making a backhand unforced error in a crucial point, as he was having the break point to tie the set on 5-5. At the end, Youzhny prevailed in the third set tie-break by seven points to five, but that blood on his face will be one of the most historical images forever.