Australian Open 2012: Five funny moments from Down Under

The Sport Review picks out five light-hearted moments from the first Grand Slam of the year in Melbourne

Australian Open 2012: Five funny moments from Down Under

The new Ricky Ponting?

In a mammoth semi-final between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, this extraordinary catch from a ball boy rivalled the two great tennis players for the best moment of the night.

Hothead Marcos Baghdatis destroys four racquets

With emotions running wild, Marcos Baghdatis decided to take out his frustration on his racquets after losing the second set against Stanislas Wawrinka in the second round. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the world No44 went on to suffer a 7-6, 6-4, 5-7, 6-1 defeat.

Ana Ivanovic loses her bearings

Ana Ivanovic looked rather bewildered after world No2 Petra Kvitova raced to a first set lead – and it was highlighted when the Serb served an ace and walked to her seat, confident the game was hers. But to her shock, it was only 40-15.

Ball girl gives David Attenborough run for his money

One poor, unfortunate ball girl had to go beyond the call of duty during Lleyton Hewitt’s four-set victory over Cedrik-Marcel Stebe in the first round and pick up a creepy crawly that was disrupting play.

And finally: Mansour Bahrami

No compilation of Grand Slam clips would be complete without tennis’ biggest comic Mansour Bahrami – so here’s a particularly funny rally in a legends match between Pat Cash and Goran Ivanisevic and Barhami and Cedric Pioline.

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