Nick Kyrgios smashes two rackets and curses at umpire in Cincinnati defeat

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(CNN) — Nick Kyrgios is once again in hot water then walking off the court to smash rackets and calling an umpire a”f***ing tool”
After winning the opening set in his three-set defeat by Russia’s Karen Khachanov on Wednesday in the Western and Southern Open at Cincinnati, Kyrgios was struck by some time violation in the second group for shooting too long between serves.
While seated between games, he exclaimed:”That is comical, though Rafa (Nadal) performs that quick I am retiring from tennis.
“Total crap… disgrace. Get me some footage of Rafa playing that fast, that game.
“If you can locate any of that I’ll shut my mouth and never talk again.”
Once Khachanov won the second set 7-6 (7-4), he called umpire Fergus Murphy”the worst f***ing ref ever, the worst ref in the match.
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Walking away
Soon after his outburst Kyrgios chose a toilet break which Murphy, mentioning insufficient time remaining at the changeover, had refused him permission to take.
Having left the courtroom with just two rackets, cameras caught the world number 27 breaking them making his way back to the court.
Following the defeat, the Kyrgios named Murphy a”f***ing tool” and spat on the court at the chair umpire’s leadership prior to leaving.
Kyrgios seems going to be seeded to the US Open starting on August 26.
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Maybe not the first time
This really isn’t the first time Kyrgios has expressed his displeasure at umpire Murphy’s decision-making.
Two weeks ago, in the Washington Open, the Australian clashed with Murphy, before heading on to win the championship.
Kyrgios has a long history of bad behavior on court.
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He was apprehended in May after he kicked a bottle, threw his racket onto the ground and hurled a chair in the final set of a match in the Italian Open.
He was fined 13,766 lbs ($16,670) for unsportsmanlike behaviour at Queen’s in June.

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