Once again Nick Kyrgios has lost control. The last example dates back to Thursday afternoon in the second round of the Masters 1000 in Rome. In the Italian capital, the 24-year-old Australian tennis player competed against Norway's Casper Ruud (76th overall).
While he had just won the tie-break and equalized to a set everywhere (after conceding the first run), the 36th World has again made his own at the beginning of the third set and scuttled his match. At a game everywhere, Kyrgios shouted something to the referee who inflicted him a penalty game. The Australian then swung a chair on the court at the side change. Then he packed his things, shook the referee's hand and left the court.
"It was a day where a lot of things happened, to say the least," he wrote on Instagram a few hours later. The emotions have taken precedence over the rest, and I just want to say that the atmosphere was completely crazy today. I'm just very disappointed that it ended in this way. Rome, I'm sorry. Maybe we'll see each other again … "
This is not the best preparation to 10 days of the start of Roland Garros for Nick Kyrgios who had already illustrated at the beginning of the week by criticizing in the media Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. Norwegian qualifier Casper Ruud will face Argentina's Martin Del Potro in the third round.
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