Tennis – Shanghai Masters ’18: Nick Kyrgios Controversial Exit In The First Round
Australian Nick Kyrgios was associated with a delayed contention with French umpire Damien Dumusois amid his first-round exit at the Shanghai Masters.
The 23-year-old world number 38 was beaten 6-4 6-3 by American qualifier Bradley Klahn, positioned 104.
Dumusois disclosed to Kyrgios a point in the second set was “really borderline” seeming to recommend an absence of exertion.
A big fan of Nick Kyrgios but he is not helping the talent that nature has given him to fulfill his real potentials. You just don’t know what he will do next on the court, a bit of Mario Balotelli and Ravel Morrison #Toxic
— Churlz Ritze (@churlzritze) October 8, 2018
Kyrgios responded by saying “I don’t care” and told Dumusois “you have no right to tell me that it’s poor”.
He later wryly asked Dumusois “was that borderline?” subsequent to serving a pro.
The match lasted only 1 hour and 17 minutes, as Nick Kyrgios lost 5 straight games from 4-4 in the 2nd set to lose the match to Bradley Klahn. This defeats marks the 3rd progressive year, in which the Australian, Kyrgios has left the competition in disputable form.
Nick Kyrgios is a disgrace to professional Tennis, and I’m not a fan of the sport in general. But the disdain he shows for opponents and officials is utterly shameful. If you hate the sport so much, retire already. Go and have a temper tantrum somewhere else #ShanghaiRolexMasters https://t.co/DTOQyJdyMD
— Jack Mendel (@Mendelpol) October 8, 2018
Nick Kyrgios Affiliations With Controversies
A year ago, having prior gotten a notice for crushing two balls out of court in dissatisfaction, he raged off halfway through his first-round match against Steve Johnson. Post this incident, Kyrgios unsportsmanlike behaviour was punished with a fine of $10,000.
In 2016, Kyrgios patted the ball over the net a few times when serving and to his seat before a serve from rival Mischa Zverev had landed, prompting boos from the crowd. He was then fined $16,500 for his conduct in the 6-3 6-1 loss.
? Nick Kyrgios at the Shanghai Open…
2016: Fined $16,500 and booed by crowd
2017: Fined $10,000 and stormed off court
2018: Clashed with umpire and crashes out in the 1st roundhttps://t.co/jiIxnvaZbV
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) October 8, 2018
Amid his second-round match at the US Open in August, Kyrgios was given a zip talk by umpire Mohamed Lahyani when he was trailing Pierre-Hugues Herbert by a set and a break.
The Australian battled back to win while Lahyani was suspended from two competitions by the ATP who esteemed him to have “compromised the impartiality that is required of an official”.
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