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Viral Video: Exploding Balls

Mar 12, 2007  •  Post A Comment

The setup: John McEnroe has nothing on Andy Roddick. During a recent tennis match, the top-10-ranked American tennis star didn’t like a call. So he put all his muscle into the next serve and proceeded to demonstrate what the inside of a tennis ball looks like, as his powerful serve split the ball open.

The source: A user submitted the 45-second clip to Break in early March.

The hits: By March 8, the clip had generated more than 1 million views. Interestingly, it wasn’t the only popular sports-related clip last week. Several of YouTube’s top-ranked videos were for the soccer brawl between the Valencia and Inter Milan teams. But the tennis serve is better and shorter.