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Thursday, 16 May 2019

Kyrgios defaulted in Rome after tantrum


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Nick Kyrgios is out of the Italian Open after being defaulted in his second-round clash with Norway's Caspar Rudd.

With scores level at 6-3 6-7 (7-5) 1-1 in the third set, Kyrgios took exception to some movement in the crowd and made his feelings known to the spectators after being broken by the Norwegian.

He was subsequently docked a game by the chair umpire and furiously kicked a bottle, then hurled a sideline chair on to the court before picking up his bag and leaving the court.

https://twitter.com/TennisChannel/status/1129017907688554503

The latest incident occurred on an outer court at the Foro Italico with Ruud leading 6-3, 6-7 (5), 2-1.

The men's tour said Kyrgios will lose his $33,635 ($48,200 AUD) in prize money from the tournament and 45 ATP points, adding there will likely be further punishment pending an investigation.

Kyrgios, who has a history of bad behaviour, was suspended by the ATP Tour in 2016 for "tanking" a match and insulting fans during a loss at the Shanghai Masters.

In 2015, Kyrgios insulted Stan Wawrinka with crude remarks during a match in Montreal. He was fined $12,500 and given a suspended 28-day ban.

He also attracted criticism for deciding not to play at the Olympics because of a spat with an Australian team official, and for firing back at retired players who have offered advice.

https://twitter.com/Respiro_Tenis/status/1129021438676090885

Rudd now faces a third-round clash with Juan Martin del Potro.

Kyrgios made international headlines before the match when he launched a withering attack on world No.1 Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Fernando Verdasco in an explosive podcast interview.

Nick Kyrgios is out of the Italian Open after being defaulted in his second-round clash with Norway's Caspar Rudd.

With scores level at 6-3 6-7 (7-5) 1-1 in the third set, Kyrgios took exception to some movement in the crowd and made his feelings known to the spectators after being broken by the Norwegian.

He was subsequently docked a game by the chair umpire and furiously kicked a bottle, then hurled a sideline chair on to the court before picking up his bag and leaving the court.

https://twitter.com/TennisChannel/status/1129017907688554503

The latest incident occurred on an outer court at the Foro Italico with Ruud leading 6-3, 6-7 (5), 2-1.

The men's tour said Kyrgios will lose his $33,635 ($48,200 AUD) in prize money from the tournament and 45 ATP points, adding there will likely be further punishment pending an investigation.

Kyrgios, who has a history of bad behaviour, was suspended by the ATP Tour in 2016 for "tanking" a match and insulting fans during a loss at the Shanghai Masters.

In 2015, Kyrgios insulted Stan Wawrinka with crude remarks during a match in Montreal. He was fined $12,500 and given a suspended 28-day ban.

He also attracted criticism for deciding not to play at the Olympics because of a spat with an Australian team official, and for firing back at retired players who have offered advice.

https://twitter.com/Respiro_Tenis/status/1129021438676090885

Rudd now faces a third-round clash with Juan Martin del Potro.

Kyrgios made international headlines before the match when he launched a withering attack on world No.1 Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Fernando Verdasco in an explosive podcast interview.

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