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Manufacturer comments on Marcos Baghdatis' racket-breaking outburst


Tennis player Marcos Baghdatis has become quite the Internet sensation after destroying four of his tennis rackets during a temper tantrum in his second-round loss to Stanislas Wawrinka in the Australian Open on Wednesday.

Friday, the company that makes his rackets spoke out. And it turns out they don't officially make his rackets anymore.

Tecnifibre, the France-based company that made the rackets he broke, dropped its sponsorship of Baghdatis at the end of 2011 but never publicly announced that it had done so.

Well, everyone knows now.

"The attention is not necessarily all negative," Tecnifibre Project Manager Sebastien Grimaud told of Baghdatis' outburst. "This may have actually been some good marketing for [us]." 


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