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Nick Kyrgios Loses Temper In 'Disgusting' Scenes At Miami Open

Claire Reid

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Nick Kyrgios Loses Temper In 'Disgusting' Scenes At Miami Open

Nick Kyrgios lost his temper at a chair umpire at the Miami Open where he lost to Jannik Sinner. You can see his outburst here (the clip contains some strong language):


The Aussie had a 7-6, 6-3 loss and had a lively clash with umpire Carlos Bernardes. 

Towards the end of his first set, Kyrgios shouted: “Unbelievable!

“Miami – one of the biggest tournaments – and you guys can’t do your jobs. It’s embarrassing!”

He then smashed his racket to the ground and was deducted a point for ‘unsportsmanlike’ conduct, which he was not happy about. 

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

He shouted at Bernardes: "I didn't even say anything to you,” before repeatedly asking: “What’s unsportsmanlike? What is unsportsmanlike?” 

He then demanded to see a tournament official, shouting: "I was talking to my friend. I want to talk to someone. Get me someone now.”

Once again he took his frustrations out on his racket - whacking it against the floor. 

His recent behaviour has not gone down well with tennis fans. Posting on Twitter, one person said: “Kyrgios has such a superiority complex and genuinely believes in his self-importance. He acts rude and disrespectful and feels as if he is entitled to whatever he wants. And of course the tennis media is obsessed with him so he knows he can get away with it.

"He disgusts me.”

Another said: “Kyrgios has been given plenty of chances through the years and been cut plenty of slack by the tour. He is not a kid anymore. His misbehaviour on court is a clear pattern of behaviour. ATP is right to crack down.”

Jannik Sinner. Credit: Alamy
Jannik Sinner. Credit: Alamy

While a third wrote: “Nick Kyrgios says he’s great for tennis and attracts more fans to the table. 

“I don’t think I want to be at that table tbh. 

“At some point you have to grow up and show some ability to mature. I don’t want my kids following his current example.”

This isn’t the first time Kyrgios has lost his cool during a match - he’s previously been fined $25,000 (£19,000) for an incident during a match against Rafael Nadal earlier this month. 

Following his 7-6 (7-0) 5-7 6-4 defeat, the 26-year-old lashed his racket to the floor where it bounced and almost hit a ball boy. He also swore at someone in the audience, after repeatedly clashing with both an umpire and the crowd. 

A spokesperson for organisers ATP said Kyrgios was fined $20,000 (£15,000) for unsportsmanlike conduct and $5,000 (£3,800) for an audible obscenity.

Featured Image Credit: Tennis TV

Topics: Sport

Claire Reid
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