London, June 23 : Known for his temper on the court, Dmitry Tursunov claims that smashing rackets is like having "rough sex".
This week, the Russian tennis star stormed off the court at Nottingham as he was about to lose a doubles match.
"Smashing a tennis racket is like having rough sex. When the racket breaks, it feels almost orgasmic. You know, some rackets just like it rough," The Sun quoted Tursunov, as saying.
He added: "Afterwards, you feel a bit sorry that you've done it, and you're like, 'Yeah, I'll make it up to you darling, my little racket'. But the racket is broken and you know that it's never going to be the same.
"I don't see why anyone would ever have a problem with players smashing rackets. There's no big deal, is there?"