Nick Kyrgios produced another puzzling display at the Shanghai Masters with the umpire questioning his performance during his first-round exit.
The Australian is no stranger to controversy as he was given a pep talk by chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani during his second-round match at the US Open after he appeared not to put in an effort.
And he turned things around at Flushing Meadows as he went on to beat Pierre-Hugues Herbert, but Lahyani was later suspended by the ATP Tour.
Kyrgios was again at it during his opening match against Bradley Klahn, but this time there was no turnaround as he lost 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 to the American.
The latest incident came during the second set when chair umpire Damien Dumusois told him his effort was “really borderline”, but the world No 38 hit back saying “I don’t care”.
Here is the incident as recorded by Sky Sports Tennis.
Nick Kyrgios lost his temper with chair umpire Damien Dumusois during another ignominious Shanghai Masters exit on Monday.
— Sky Sports Tennis ?? (@SkySportsTennis) October 8, 2018
And here is a thread on the conversation between Kyrios and the umpire.
Kyrgios to the umpire at the changeover:
“You know I could literally just go to the ATP office and say I felt put down from your comment and you’d be in trouble, right? You realise that, right? I’m not gonna do it, but I’m just saying.”
— Rashmi 🌼 (@drivevolleys) October 8, 2018
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