(CNN) — Nick Kyrgios is once again in hot water then walking off the court smash rackets and phoning an umpire a”f***ing tool.”
After winning the opening series in his three-set defeat by Russia’s Karen Khachanov on Wednesday in the Western and Southern Open at Cincinnati, Kyrgios was hit by some time violation in the next set for shooting too long between serves.
While seated between matches, he uttered:”That’s humorous, if Rafa (Nadal) performs that fast I’m retiring from tennis.
“Absolute rubbish… disgrace. Get me some footage of Rafa enjoying that fast, that match.
“If you’re able to locate any of that I will close my mouth and never speak again.”
Following Khachanov won the second set 7-6 (7-4), he predicted umpire Fergus Murphy”the eldest Dean ***ing ref in history, the worst ref in the game.
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Shortly after his outburst Kyrgios chose a bathroom break that Murphy, citing not enough time remaining at the changeover, had refused him permission to shoot.
Having left the court with 2 rackets, cameras captured the world number 27 breaking them prior to making his way back to the courtroom.
Following the defeat, Kyrgios known as Murphy a”f***ing tool” and spat on the courtroom at the chair umpire’s direction prior to leaving.
Kyrgios appears probable to be seeded for the US Open starting on August 26.
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Not the first time
This really isn’t the first time Kyrgios has voiced his displeasure at umpire Murphy’s decision making.
Fourteen days ago, at the Washington Open, the Australian collaborated together with Murphy, before going on to win the tournament.
Kyrgios has a lengthy history of bad behavior on courtroom.
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He had been fined in May after he kicked a jar, threw his racket onto the floor and hurled a seat in the last set of a match in the Italian Open.
He was fined 13,766 pounds ($16,670) for unsportsmanlike behaviour at Queen’s in June.
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