(CNN) — Nick Kyrgios is once again in hot water after walking off the court to smash two rackets and calling an umpire a»f***ing tool»
After winning the opening set in his three-set defeat by Russia’s Karen Khachanov on Wednesday at the Western and Southern Open at Cincinnati, Kyrgios was hit by some time violation in the second group for taking too long between serves.
While seated between games, he exclaimed:»That’s comical, if Rafa (Nadal) plays that quick I’m benefitting from tennis.
«Total crap… disgrace. Get me some footage of Rafa playing that quick, that game.
«If it is possible to locate some of that I will close my mouth never talk again.»
Once Khachanov won the second set 7-6 (7-4), he predicted umpire Fergus Murphy»the eldest Dean ***ing ref ever, the worst ref in the match.
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Soon after his outburst Kyrgios took a bathroom break which Murphy, citing insufficient time staying at the changeover, had denied him permission to shoot.
Having left the courtroom with two rackets, cameras caught the world number 27 breaking them before making his way back to the court.
After the defeat, the Kyrgios known as Murphy that a»f***ing tool» and spat on the court in the chair umpire’s leadership before leaving.
Kyrgios seems likely to be seeded for the US Open beginning on August 26.
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Maybe not the first time
This isn’t the first time Kyrgios has expressed his displeasure in umpire Murphy’s decision-making.
Two weeks ago, at the Washington Open, the Australian collaborated together with Murphy, before heading on to win the championship.
Kyrgios has a lengthy history of poor behavior on courtroom.
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He had been apprehended in May after he kicked a bottle, threw his racket on the floor and hurled a chair in the final set of a game in the Italian Open.
He was fined 13,766 pounds ($16,670) for unsportsmanlike behaviour at Queen’s in June.
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