Little known Aussie tennis hopeful FIVE rackets in a row after losing Wimbledon qualification

Disgrace Kyrgios! Little-known Aussie tennis player, 22, mumbles about retirement before destroying FIVE rackets in wild Wimbledon tantrum

  • The Australian tennis-skilled Akira Santillan made an explosive exit from Wimbledon
  • He blew the second round qualifying for the Belgian companion Ruben Bemelmans
  • The 22-year-old walked to a remote place and broke all five of his rackets
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Australian tennis enthusiast Akira Santillan made an explosive exit from Wimbledon who qualified by destroying five rackets after a heartbreaking defeat in London.

Santillan was inconsolable when he blew two match points in a 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 12-10 second-round qualifying loss to Belgian companion Ruben Bemelmans on Wednesday.

The 22-year-old, who still has to make a grand slam main draw, was unable to contain his frustrations after the game.

Australian tennis enthusiast Akira Santillan made an explosive exit from Wimbledon and qualified by destroying five rackets after a heartbreaking defeat in London

Santillan walked to what he thought was a remote place on the Roehampton field, took out all five of his rackets and destroyed them one by one
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Santillan walked to what he thought was a remote place on the Roehampton field, took out all five of his rackets and destroyed them one by one

Australian tennis enthusiast Akira Santillan made an explosive exit from Wimbledon and qualified by destroying five rackets after a heartbreaking defeat in London

In an attempt that even put tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios to shame, Santillan walked to what he thought was a remote place on the Roehampton pitch, pulled out all five of his rackets and destroyed them one by one.

Unfortunately, the violent eruption of world No.215 was captured by a photographer, recorded with the trace of Santillan's destruction and quickly posted on social media.

If he had won, Santillan would have been one win from a sought-after spot in the Wimbledon draw – and a guaranteed payday of at least STG 45,000 ($ A82,000).

He has only collected $ 2600 all year round, after missing the first three months of the 2018 season with a lower back injury.

Journalist John Horn, who witnessed the outburst, shared on Twitter that when the athlete walked off the field, he heard & say "he should retire".

The 22-year-old, who still has to make a grand slam main draw, was unable to contain his frustrations after the game
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The 22-year-old, who still has to make a grand slam main draw, was unable to contain his frustrations after the game

The 22-year-old, who still has to make a grand slam main draw, was unable to contain his frustrations after the game

If he had won, Santillan would have been one win from a sought-after spot in the Wimbledon draw - and a guaranteed payday of at least 45,000 STG ($ A82,000)

If he had won, Santillan would have been one win from a sought-after spot in the Wimbledon draw - and a guaranteed payday of at least STG 45,000 ($ A82,000)

If he had won, Santillan would have been one win from a sought-after spot in the Wimbledon draw – and a guaranteed payday of at least STG 45,000 ($ A82,000)

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