Nick Kyrgios involved in yet ANOTHER on-court meltdown as tennis bad boy smashes his racket in a strop before handing it to young fan and refusing to shake umpire’s hand after win
- Nick Kyrgios smashed his racket and lost his head at the Citi Open in Washington
- The tennis bad boy was left furious with a call as he hurled his racket on court
- He later handed the battered piece of equipment to a young fan in the crowd
- Tensions rose further when Kyrgios refused to shake hands with the umpire
Another tournament and another Nick Kyrgios meltdown.
The bad boy of tennis can add his latest row to the show-reel after he smashed his racket in a strop before refusing to shake the hand of the chair umpire Fergus Murphy.
Kyrgios’ rap sheet comfortably beats anybody else on the men’s tour and he is likely to come under further scrutiny for his conduct during his 6-4, 7-6 over world No 33 Gilles Simon.
Nick Kyrgios furiously smashed his racket on court during the second round in Washington
One young spectator was handed the battered and bruised racket by Kyrgios at the end
Kyrgios has produced some incredible outbursts on court with his Italian Open match against Casper Ruud earlier this year overshadowed when he was kicked out and defaulted after throwing a chair and kicking a bottle.
Out in Washington on Wednesday night, the 24-year-old was at it again after a contentious line call sent him into fury.
He hurled his racket to the court, shattering the frame and he collected a point penalty from Murphy due to racket abuse.
This was a call that Kyrgios did not take lightly and he entered a back-and-forth with the umpire before later refusing to shake hands at the conclusion of his second round win.
Kyrgios delivered 24 aces against Simon and is yet to drop a set so far as he prepares to face Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka next. Nishioka upset seventh seed David Goffin 6-7, 6-2, 7-6.
More to follow.
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