Marinko Matosevic Celebrated His First Career Grand Slam Win By Rolling In Clay [Video]
by Tom Gainey | May 27th, 2014, 4:55 pm
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It took Marinko Matosevic 13 Grand Slams but today he finally got that elusive victory after beating Dustin Brown 76, 64, 67, 75 in the first round of the French Open.

After waiting so long to win, here’s how the 28-year-old Australian celebrated:

“I thought about it, but I was pretty spontaneous, really,” he said of the celebration. “Maybe a little bit over the top, but just, yeah, huge relief.”

In the fourth set, Matosevic nearly blew it going down 5-1. But somehow came back winning the last six games of the match.

“I thought I could still do it,” Matosevic said. “I’m like, If he can get 5-1 up I can do it as well. I won six games in a row, so there you go.”

Matosevic was the only bright spot on a tough day for Australian men. Bernard Tomic, Matt Ebden and Lleyton Hewitt all lost.

Matosevic will now play Andy Murray on Thursday.


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10 Comments for Marinko Matosevic Celebrated His First Career Grand Slam Win By Rolling In Clay [Video]

RZ Says:

Good for him. He was so close at the Aussie Open so it’s nice that he finally won a GS match.


Bad Knee Rules Says:

Marinko ‘Mad Dog’ Matosevic is not the sharpest knife in the drawer.


Steve 27 Says:

The GOAT!


Okiegal Says:

Yeah, “Mad Dog” got so mad playing Rafa that he kicked Rafa’s water bottles over…funny….at least Rafa thought so…..he laughed!!


contador Says:

hahaha…I like him :D
Didn’t he kick Rafa’s water bottles a couple years ago ? or moved them, something.


Bad Knee Rules Says:

@contador, Yes, that was him. Then he got upset during his AO match with Nishikori, with his coach, for not supporting him loud enough and with the Aussie fans who were chanting “Mad Dog”. He said it wasn’t his nickname. A reporter found out it was his nickname. Here’s the link:

http://m.heraldsun.com.au/sport/tennis/marinko-matosevic-claims-hes-no-mad-dog-but-his-website-says-otherwise/story-fnkrowp0-1226802693865


Mahatha Says:

Today if he beats Andy Murray he’ll not be in need of a car to the hotel.


RZ Says:

@Okiegal – that made me laugh too. And I’m surprised no one else had tried it before. It’d be the first thing I would try if I were to play Rafa. It would be the only chance I’d get to win one point. :-)


Okiegal Says:

@RZ

Yes, it seemed as though he was trying to use every trick in the book to shake up Rafa…….kicking over the bottles was an all time low!! LOL I’ve watched the you tube clip a few times and its humorous when he looks over at Rafa’s chair to see his reaction…..moments in tennis……gotta love um!


Okiegal Says:

^^^^ funny moments in tennis……should have said.

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