WATCH: You’re a f**king tool, bro – Nick Kyrgios’ furious Rafael Nadal-linked tirade at umpire

Michael Graham
Nick Kyrgios smiling

Nick Kyrgios is surely facing yet more disciplinary action after he hurled a foul-mouthed rant at umpire Fergus Murphy in Cincinnati.

The Australian was playing Russian Karen Khachanov and started quite well by taking the first set.

However, once they match started to turn against him, Kyrgios’ head went and Murphy was the focus of his anger as Khachanov claimed a 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 win.

“The worst f***ing ref ever, the worst ref in the game,” Kyrgios told Murphy after the match.

“The worst, hands down. Every time I play he’s doing some stupid sh*t, every time.”

At the end of the match Kyrgios unleashed on Murphy again, saying: “You’re a f***ing tool bro.”

Earlier in the match Kyrgios caused confusion, as well as a little amusement, when he left the court with two rackets and smashed them in the corridor before returning.

It was an apparent attempt, an unsuccessful one, to avoid a point penalty for smashing them on court.

The pair also clashed over shot-clock, which Kyrgios thought was being used to strictly against him, with him using Rafael Nadal as a comparison, claiming the Spaniard is exempt from the rule.

Kyrgios certainly has history with Murphy. They clashed at Queen’s earlier this summer – resulting in a £13,766 fine – and again at the Citi Open in Washington last week.

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