Nick Kyrgios fights back in tense Australian Open clash with Ugo Humbert after smashing his racquet and blowing up at female umpire in yet another meltdown – but fans are going wild for HER
Nick Kyrgios hasn’t taken long to lose his cool as he fights to keep his Australian Open campaign alive.
The Australian world number 47 is back on his favourite court John Cain Arena at Melbourne Park hoping to cause an upset against Frenchman Ugo Humbert.
Kyrgios has already destroyed a racquet after he lost the first set 7-5.
He momentarily lost his cool midway through the first set when he was called for a let multiple times, despite believing his serve was above the net
‘Reset the machine, because the ball is this far off the net. Look at the replay,’ a fired up Kyrgios told chair umpire Marijana Veljovic.
Nick Kyrgios argues with the chair umpire after he was called for a let multiple times during his second round clash at the Australian Open
The internet has gone into meltdown over Australian Open chair umpire Marijana Veljovic
She replied: ‘I can’t do anything about it now.’
Kyrgios wouldn’t take no for an answer.
‘Obviously something is wrong, so reset the machine,’ he repeated.
‘Will do,’ the umpire replied.
His fiery temper was back on display when he smashed his racquet in disgust after he lost the first set 7-5.
The world number 47 threw away his racquet in disgust after losing the first set 7-5
Kyrgios needed a new racquet for the second set after destroying the first one (pictured)
Tennis fans went wild for umpire Veljovic online following her run in with Kyrgios.
‘He’s gonna make that chair umpire real famous as far as umpires go, she’s already gets the most run cuz she’s pretty dimey,’ one fan tweeted.
‘Definitely won’t blame Kyrgios if he gets distracted by the umpire tonight.’
Alicia Gowans, the girlfriend of Kyrgios’ brother Christos was back in the players box with the family, two nights after she was ordered out of his box during the early stages of the first round clash.