Akira Santillan's follies: he threw his racket against the stands!

Tennis - Australian protagonist at the Launceston Challenger of an incredible gesture of madness

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Akira Santillan's follies: he threw his racket against the stands!

22-year-old Akira Santillan, Australian player born in Tokyo, was the protagonist of a gesture of madness after losing the second round match at the Launceston Challenger. Former world number 144 was defeated in three sets by his countryman Dane Sweeny.

Santillan, after having hit his last forehand to the net, threw his racket against the stands, almost completely empty. However, that of the Australian was a very serious gesture, which could have had far worse consequences