(CNN) — Nick Kyrgios is once again in hot water after walking off the court to 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 at the Western and Southern Open at Cincinnati, Kyrgios was struck with some time violation in the second set for shooting too long between serves.
While seated between matches, he exclaimed:”That is amusing, should Rafa (Nadal) plays that quick I am benefitting from tennis.
“Total crap… disgrace. Get me some footage of Rafa enjoying that fast, that game.
“If it is possible to find some of that I will close my mouth never speak again.”
Once Khachanov won the second set 7-6 (7-4), he predicted umpire Fergus Murphy”the worst f***ing ref in history, the worst ref in the match.
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Shortly after his outburst Kyrgios took a toilet break that Murphy, mentioning insufficient time remaining at the changeover, had refused him permission to take.
Having left the courtroom with just two rackets, cameras captured the world number 27 breaking them prior to making his way back into the courtroom.
After the defeat, the Kyrgios known as Murphy a”f***ing tool” and spat on the court in the chair umpire’s leadership prior to leaving.
Kyrgios seems going to be seeded to the US Open beginning on August 26.
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Maybe not the first time
This isn’t the first time Kyrgios has voiced his displeasure in umpire Murphy’s decision making.
Fourteen days ago, in the Washington Open, the Australian clashed with Murphy, before heading on to win the championship.
Kyrgios has a long history of bad behavior on court.
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He was fined in May after he pitched a jar, threw his racket on the ground and hurled a chair in the last set of a game in the Open.
He was fined 13,766 lbs ($16,670) for unsportsmanlike behavior at Queen’s in June.
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