Fast-rising American Taylor Fritz took an unusual route to incur a racket-abuse warning during a doubles match at the Maui Challenger on Tuesday. After losing a point at 6-7 during a super-tiebreaker, Fritz kicked his stick–apparently over the fence.
It sent partner Stefan Kozlov to the ground in a fit of laughter, and neither player could recover in time to win the match. Toshihide Matsui and Dean O’Brien eventually pulled out a 6-7(4), 7-6(6), 10-6 victory.
the Fritz racket kick pic.twitter.com/VQLgGPl4mM
— The Grandstand (@TennGrand) January 27, 2016