Barely two months after he was hit with a $25,000 (roughly £19,000) fine for nearly hitting a ball person when he smashed his racket at the Indian Wells Open and fined another $35,000 for his meltdown at the Miami Open, and 1 Week after his on-court outburst against Andy Murray in the Boss Open Semifinals, Nick Kyrgios is back at his old antics again.
After dropping the opening set of his round of 16 match against World No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas at the Halle Open, Nick Kyrgios broke his racquet on the court out of frustration, which is something he does rather frequently these days. The Greek’s first-set tiebreak triumph sparked a furious reaction, which was greeted with retribution. The crowd in the Owl arena didn’t seem to favour his behaviour as well.
The 26-Year-Old also got a time violation warning for making Tsitsipas, who was serving, wait. After this, Nick Kyrgios walked to his bench and sat down with Tsitsipas serving at 0-2 30-0. The Australian went on a rant at the umpire, complaining about how long players like Nadal took to return while avoiding penalties for doing so, saying he was only strolling to retrieve his towel. “This happens every match, I waited so many times for Rafa,” he told Timo Janzen, protesting by sitting on his bench and summoning the ATP supervisor to the court.
Nick Kyrgios trolled heavily for his inappropriate behavior
Fans on Twitter slammed the Aussie for his never-ending on-court outburst.