Nick Kyrgios is known for being short-tempered and getting into heated arguments with the umpires. At the Citi Open 2019, Nick Kyrgios in his match against Yoshihito Nishioka got frustrated and threw a water bottle towards the Umpire’s chair.
The Australian No.1 won kept on trying to sarcastically defend himself by saying the bottle slipped out of his hand. Everyone knew that due to an outburst Kyrgios threw the bottle towards the Umpire.
“It Slipped Out of my Hand” said Nick Kyrgios
Nick Kyrgios except for tennis is known for two other things on the tennis court. First is his sense of humor, which makes him one of the most liked players in tennis at the moment. Second is his outbursts, the Aussie is known for bursting out in anger or frustration.
In the following case, the Aussie showed an example of both of these traits. Throwing the water bottle towards the Umpire was the outburst and his trying to reconcile by saying that, “It slipped out of my hand, I was trying to drink and it slipped out of my hand.” depicts his sense of humor.
The 26-year-old managed to comfortably win the match and the tournament, but not without raising a controversy. The sudden outburst was a result of some words being exchanged between Kyrgios and his opponent. This lead to Kyrgios throwing his bottle towards the umpire’s chair. He threw the bottle so hard that the covering of the bottle stuck on the side of the chair.
The umpire kept asking Kyrgios why did he throw the bottle towards him? But the Aussie just had one answer, “It slipped out of my hand, I was trying to drink and it slipped out of my hand.” Which resulted in Kyrgios getting a code violation.