In a first-round loss, American Ryan Harrison takes racquet sculpture to a new level

INDIAN WELLS – In the annals of tennis racquet destruction, American Ryan Harrison earned a place of honour Thursday night after a dramatic first-round loss to Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia on the main stadium at the BNP Paribas Open.

Harrison showed ingenuity, imagination, clear-headed thinking and impeccable technique as his Babolats took the brunt of his major annoyance at being eliminated from the Masters 1000 tournament in the first round.

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Of course, despite the “A” for effort, even this performance can’t top the gold standard, one Marcos Baghdatis.

In the middle of a match, no less.

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