After profitable the opening set in his three-set defeat by Russia’s Karen Khachanov on Wednesday on the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati, Kyrgios was hit with a time violation within the second set for taking too lengthy between serves.
Whereas seated between video games, he exclaimed: “That is hilarious, if Rafa (Nadal) performs that fast I am retiring from tennis.
“Absolute garbage … shame. Get me some footage of Rafa taking part in that fast, that recreation.
After Khachanov received the second set 7-6 (7-Four), he referred to as umpire Fergus Murphy “the worst f***ing ref ever, the worst ref within the recreation.
Shortly after his outburst Kyrgios took a toilet break which Murphy, citing not sufficient time remaining on the changeover, had refused him permission to take.
Having left the court docket with two rackets, cameras caught the world quantity 27 breaking them earlier than making his approach again to the court docket.
After the defeat, Kyrgios referred to as Murphy a “f***ing instrument” and spat on the court docket within the chair umpire’s course earlier than leaving.
Kyrgios seems more likely to be seeded for the US Open beginning on August 26.
Not the primary time
This isn’t the primary time Kyrgios has expressed his displeasure at umpire Murphy’s decision-making.
Kyrgios has an extended historical past of poor habits on court docket.
He was fined in Could after he kicked a bottle, threw his racket on the bottom and hurled a chair within the ultimate set of a match on the Italian Open.
He was fined 13,766 kilos ($16,670) for unsportsmanlike habits at Queen’s in June.