How to smash a tennis racket: Rublev, Djokovic, Kyrgios, and more

Nick Kyrgios (AUS) smashes his racket on the court during his quarterfinal match against Rafael Nadal (ESP) in March 2022 at the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden om Indian Wells, Calif. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY)

Novak Djokovic of Serbia smashes his racket after losing a point to Daniil Medvedev of Russia in the second set of the men's singles final on Day 14 of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament in Sept. 2021 at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY)

Andrey Rublev’s second thought was to smash his tennis racket.