Nick Kyrgios pays the price for Rome outburst as he sees French Open seeding slip away
Nick Kyrgios’ astonishing Italian Open outburst has cost him a seeding at the upcoming French Open, it has been confirmed.
The Australian, reacting to alleged provocation from a member of the crowd, kicked a bottle, smashed a racket, and threw a chair before packing up his kit and leaving the court midway through his match against Casper Ruud in Rome.
The penalty for defaulting was to be stripped of all ranking points from the tournament.
Had he not lost those points, he would have been granted the 32nd seed following Milos Roanic’s withdrawal.
However, Frances Tiafoe has now been able to take the spot.
Despite that, however, Kyrgios will probably still be confident of a good run in Paris.
He will face Cameron Norie in the first round with Dusan Lajovic anf Alexander Zverev likely to follow.
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