The 24-year-old landed himself in bother when he smashed two rackets and known as umpire Fergus Murphy a “f***ing software” after receiving a time violation.
“ATP’s fairly corrupt anyway, so I am not fussed about it in any respect,” Kyrgios instructed reporters in New York of his high-quality.
“Why are we speaking about one thing that occurred three weeks in the past after I simply chopped up somebody [in the] first spherical of the US Open?”
The ATP Tour declined to remark when requested by CNN for a response.
Kyrgios once more locked horns with the umpire — this time Britain’s James Keothavong — throughout his 6-Three 7-6 6-Four defeat of Johnson when he complained of spectators strolling within the stands throughout his serve.
Johnson requested Kyrgios if he was going to “play f***ing tennis” because the pair modified ends within the second set, whereas the Australian confronted Keothavong by asking why he wasn’t ” folks coming in on my first serve.”
At that time, the match was evenly poised with Kyrgios 1-Zero up and on serve, earlier than prevailing in a tie break within the second set.
Kyrgios, who has by no means progressed previous the third spherical on the US Open, subsequent faces Frenchman Antoine Hoang.
“Steve is a hell of a participant. He performed effectively. I knew I needed to serve effectively,” the world No. 30 mentioned in his on-court interview following the victory.
“I am simply joyful I received it accomplished in two hours. Now possibly I can get to a pub and get some good meals.”