(CNN) — Nick Kyrgios is in hot water after walking off the court smash two rackets and phoning an umpire a”f***ing tool.”
After winning the opening series into his three-set defeat by Russia’s Karen Khachanov on Wednesday at the Western and Southern Open at Cincinnati, Kyrgios was hit by a time violation in the next group for taking too long between functions.
While seated between matches, he uttered:”That is humorous, though Rafa (Nadal) plays that quick I’m benefitting from tennis.
“Absolute rubbish… disgrace. Allow me to some footage of Rafa enjoying that fast, that match.
“If you’re able to locate any of that I will shut my mouth never speak again.”
After Khachanov won the second set 7-6 (7-4), he called umpire Fergus Murphy”the worst f***ing ref in history, the worst ref in the sport.
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Soon after his outburst Kyrgios took a bathroom break that Murphy, citing not enough time staying at the changeover, had refused him permission to take.
Having left the court with two rackets, cameras caught the entire world 27 breaking them before making his way back into the courtroom.
Following the defeat, the Kyrgios known as Murphy a”f***ing tool” and spat to the court at 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 is not the first time Kyrgios has expressed his displeasure at umpire Murphy’s decision-making.
Two weeks ago, in the Washington Open, the Australian stirred together with Murphy, before going on to win the tournament.
Kyrgios has a very long record of poor behavior on court.
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He had been shrouded in May after he kicked a bottle, threw his racket onto the floor and hurled a chair in the last set of a match at the Italian Open.
He was fined 13,766 pounds ($16,670) for unsportsmanlike behavior at Queen’s in June.