Oz Open: Jerzy Janowicz suffers on-court meltdown after losing set to Somdev Devvarman
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Jerzy Janowicz exploded in rage after losing a 79-minute set to India's Somdev Devvarman at the Australian Open on Wednesday, hitting the umpire's chair with his racket and throwing his water bottle across court.
The Polish 24th seed furiously contested a line call in the opening set of their second round tie on court eight, collapsing to his knees in frustration with his forehead touching the playing surface.
His Indian opponent took the tiebreak 12-10 to win the set and at the changeover, Janowicz again argued his case with Croatian umpire Marija Cicak before making the point more forcefully with his racket.
While he was regaining his composure, Devvarman raced away with the second set 6-3 but the Pole hit back with 15 winners to win the third 6-1 and the fourth 6-0 to level up the match.
Devvarman, who reached a career-high 62nd in the world in July 2011, has slipped to 551 after missing most of the 2012 season with a shoulder injury.
As India's sole remaining representative in the single's draw at Melbourne Park, Devvarman's participation in the match would have guaranteed a huge TV audience for Janowicz's tantrum.
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The world number four, who won the Auckland and Sydney tournaments before the grand slam began and is yet to drop a set this year, will now meet either Ksenia Pervak or Heather Watson in the third round.
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