Youzhny smashes racket at French Open

Mikhail Youzhny didn't just lose Monday at the French Open. He flat-out lost it -- and his poor racket paid the price.

Mikhail Youzhny didn't have a very good morning at the French Open.

And his poor racket bore the brunt of his frustration.

That's nine freakin' whacks ... no racket is surviving that barrage.

Youzhny was on the unfortunate end of a remarkable day for Tommy Haas, who, at age 35, became the oldest French Open men's quarterfinalist since 1971 after cruising to a 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 win.

Hey, at least Youzhny didn't take it out on his own head this time.

So, you know, maybe he's learned something.