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Picture This: Racket smashes, creepy fan masks top week’s best photos

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From Novak Djokovic’s Shanghai Surprise — though really, should we be surprised anymore? — to Victoria Azarenka’s Austrian adventure, here are some of the best pictures from last week’s action.

Novak Djokovic racket smash

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Novak Djokovic: If you’re going to break a racket, you might as well BREAK the racket. Even days later, Djokovic’s nuclear reaction to dropping serve in the first set to Andy Murray is still a sight worth seeing.

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Andy Murray

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Andy Murray: Second best to Djokovic in every category that day.

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Victoria Azarenka

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Victoria Azarenka: How do you solve a problem like Maria?” “Who, Sharapova? Oh, that’s easy.”

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Roger Federer

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Roger Federer: Tennis player shirt changes: always funny.

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Andy Murray tweener

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Andy Murray: Novak Djokovic hit a tweener to win a point. Andy Murray hit a tweener and lost a point. Novak Djokovic won the match. Andy Murray lost the match.

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Heather Watson

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Heather Watson: Big smile, bigger win. It even got her Fed Cup captain, Judy Murray, to do “the Sprinkler” dance. Did British tennis just discover YouTube or something?

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga: It’s rare that you find pictures of Tsonga looking serene and chill on court. Consider this the calm before the storm.

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Novak Djokovic mask

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Fan’s creepy Djokovic mask: That’s just frightening, right down to the seemingly 3-D stubble.

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Roger Federer fan

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Fan’s creepy Federer mask: Boy, Halloween in China is way scarier than Halloween in America.

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Andrea Petkovic, Ana Ivanovic

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Andrea Petkovic, Ana Ivanovic: Ana ended Petko’s Linz campaign, but not before Andrea had a chance to go for the cop-and-feel. Bests friends forever!

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Benoit Paire

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Benoit Paire: Everyone’s doing “The Radwanska” now. It’s a thing.

  • Published On Oct 16, 2012
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