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
Aussie loose unit Akira Santillan strikes again.