Friday, 19 October, 2018

Umpire labels Kyrgios' effort 'borderline'

Kyrgios ousted in Shanghai Masters Nick Kyrgios rows with umpire in surprise Shanghai Masters exit
Sidney Guerrero | 11 October, 2018, 11:28

Kyrgios appeared exasperated and distracted at times as American qualifier Bradley Klahn took out the match in three sets.

Nick Kyrgios of Australia reacts after a point against Bradley Klahn of the U.S. during their men's single round of 64 match at the Shanghai Masters October 8, 2018.

The Aussie looked solid in the opening set as Klahn - ranked 104 in the world - didn't look overly threatening to Kyrgios' charge.

Nick Kyrgios is under fire again after an umpire questioned his "borderline" effort at the Shanghai Masters.

Kyrgios then smashed an ace and turned to Dumusois to sarcastically ask "was that borderline poor?" and was rebuked.

The 23-year-old Australian Kyrgios lost five straight games from 4-4 in the second set to hand the momentum to Klahn.

The Kyrgios fuse was blown when the umpire issued a soft warning early in the second set for his lack of effort. Federer warns Kyrgios Roger Federer warned temperamental Australian Nick Kyrgios on Tuesday that he would never fulfil his potential without the work ethic to go with his talent.

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He was later fined $10,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct.

In 2016, he was booed by the crowd after patting the ball over the net several times during his serves and then walking back to his chair before opponent Mischa Zverev's serve had landed.

Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios has found himself in hot water yet again, following a freakish outburst at the Shanghai Rolex Masters. for the fourth year in a row.

Swedish umpire Mohamed Lahyani was reprimanded by U.S. Open organisers for going "beyond protocol" when he climbed down from his chair to give Nick Kyrgios a mid-match pep talk during his second round match against Pierre-Hugues Herbert.

Last week, Kyrgios ceded his spot as Australia's highest-ranked male player to Alex de Minaur following a defeat at the Japan Open.

The win over Tiafoe has left Ebden facing a tough second round encounter against world No.7 Dominic Thiem.

Others eliminated on Monday included ninth seed Diego Schwartzman, beaten 6-3 6-4 by Sam Querrey, and 14th seed Milos Raonic, who lost 6-3 5-7 6-3 to qualifier Mackenzie McDonald.

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