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Russian tennis player bleeding after hitting himself with tennis racquet 3 times at ATP Masters

An incredible match Monday night between Spain's Nicolas Almagro and Russia's Mikhail Youzhny (called "The Colonel" because of his post-match salute) led to one of the best points in years, and some bloodshed.

The bloodshed was self-inflicted by Youzhny, who had already been through the emotional gamut in a match he started off leading 4-0, but somehow got into a third set, to the point where Almagro was serving for the match.

He had once been warned for ball abuse; when he fired one out of the stadium later on, it was Almagro who let umpire CÚdric Mourier have it for not penalizing Youzhny.

So it's 7-6, 6-3, 5-4 for Almagro, serving for the match, and Youzhny has break point. A long rally ensues, at the end of which Youzhny makes an error. To say the least, he chastised himself for it. He smacked his head - hard - three times with his racquet, and blood gushed down his face.

Added: Apr-2-2008 
By: beck64
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