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French Open: Mikhail Youzhny loses match, racket

Last updated on: June 4, 2013 09:57 IST

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Tommy Haas became the oldest man to reach a Grand Slam quarter-final since 2005 with a 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 thrashing of Russia Mikhail Youzhny at the French Open on Monday.

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The 35-year-old former World No 2, enjoying an Indian summer to his injury-hit career, left Youzhny smashing rackets in frustration as he cruised to victory in 84 minutes.


Image: Mikhail Youzhny of Russia looks at his broken racket
Photographs: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

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Youzhny, who once cut his head by smashing it with his racket, could find himself with a fine after taking out his frustration by mangling his racket on a courtside bench.

Youzhny is notorious on tour for his temper.


Image: Mikhail Youzhny of Russia covers his head with a towel
Photographs: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

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The evergreen German will take on World No 2 Novak Djokovic next.

Andre Agassi was the last 35-year-old to reach a Grand Slam quarter-final at the 2005 US Open.


Image: Tommy Haas of Germany hits a return to Mikhail Youzhny
Photographs: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

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