Nick Kyrgios at it again as he accuses official of ‘rigging’ game, calls himself ‘lazy’
Another tournament, another outburst from Nick Kyrgios with the Australian accusing an official of “rigging the game” at the Fever-Tree Championships.
Kyrgios claimed a 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 win over Roberto Carballes Baena in the first round at Queen’s Club on Thursday.
However, he was far from happy with the officials and with himself.
After a serve from Baena was called in at the end of the first set, he let rip as he told chair umpire Fergus Murphy: “Bro you are taking the [expletives], mate. The ball was this far out [gesturing with his hands apart], no joke. No joke. What are you doing? It’s so far long.
“What are you doing? Like, what are you actually doing up there? It was this far out. Bro, it’s taking the [expletive]. I refuse to play.”
Kyrgios then turned his attention to the line judge and accused him of “rigging the game” before adding “you wonder why I don’t try half the time”.
He was given a code violation for unsportsmanlike conduct, but he told Murphy: “It’s a joke, man. It’s a serious joke. Like your hat looks ridiculous, also. It’s not even sunny. You’re a nutter.”
At one point he also ended up watching the match between Gilles Simon and Kevin Anderson on the next door court.
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Kyrgios also was not happy with his own preparation for the match as at one point he told himself he was “lazy”, adding “you played Fifa until 3am, what do you expect?”
The 24-year-old was back on court a few hours later for his second-round match against Felix Auger Aliassime and he went down 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (3-7), 7-5.
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