Tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios storms off court to smash two racquets before SPITTING at ‘biased’ umpire and calling him a ‘f***ing tool’ in latest ugly meltdown
- Nick Kyrgios had an ugly meltdown aimed at an umpire at the Cincinnati Masters
- Athlete called an umpire a ‘f***ing tool’ and appeared to spit in his direction
- The tennis bad boy secretly smashed two racquets during a bathroom break
Tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios used a toilet break to secretly smash two racquets before self-capitulating during an ugly meltdown.
The Australian tennis star could face suspension after calling an umpire a ‘f***ing tool’ and appearing to spit in his direction at the Cincinnati Masters on Thursday.
The outburst aimed at chair umpire Fergus Murphy came after he lost against Karen Khachanov, falling 6-7, 7-6, 6-2.
Tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios used a toilet break to secretly smash two racquets during an ugly meltdown
The first set was going well for Kyrgios as he managed to fight back from 2-5 down.
But Kyrgios was hit with a time violation in the second set for taking too long between serves.
‘That’s hilarious, if Rafa (Rafael Nadal) plays that quick I’m retiring from tennis. Absolute rubbish… disgrace,’ Kyrgios said.
‘Get me some footage of Rafa playing that quick, that game. If you can find any of that I’ll shut my mouth and never speak again.’
He then called Murphy the ‘worst f***ing referee ever’ before he walked off the court for a toilet break – taking two racquets with him.
He was then filmed walking into the tunnel and smashing both racquets against a wall.
Kyrgios refused to shake Murphy’s hand at the end of the match.
As he walked off the court he was heard telling Murphy ‘you’re a ****in’ tool bro’, before he appeared to spit in his direction.
Tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios exploded into a bizarre rant aimed at the chair umpire because he failed to get him a clean white towel on Wednesday
His latest meltdown has stunned the tennis world, with many calling for him to be suspended.
‘Think that might be the end of Kyrgios for 2019. I’m for his antics, but there is a clear line and he crossed it tonight. Could be a lengthy suspension on the way,’ one person said.
‘Kyrgios’ other antics are fun and entertaining but this right here is just flat out disrespectful,’ another said.
‘I’d imagine Kyrgios will be suspended for the rest of the 2019 season at least.. could potentially be longer,’ said another.
The outburst comes just days after he exploded into a bizarre rant aimed at the chair umpire because he failed to get Kyrgios a clean white towel.
Coming off a title success in Washington just days earlier, Kyrgios was distracted by the towel issue in the first set and Edmund took advantage of the Australian’s frustrations to break serve in the sixth game.
Kyrgios argued with the chair umpire for most of the first set as he insisted on being provided with a white towel rather than the tournament’s branded variety.
He lost his cool after realising he still didn’t have the white towel, despite asking the umpire for one at the start of the match.
‘I’m not allowed to leave the chair,’ the umpire said.
‘But you have a radio. I asked you at the start of the match,’ an angry Kyrgios replied.
‘You’re telling me you can’t radio in just for one white towel?’
He then went on to mock the umpire before saying ‘did you think?’ and ran back onto the court where he unleashed a verbal tirade.
‘I’m f***ing frustrated man, a f***ing white towel … I asked him, how hard is it. It’s a white towel, five games for a white towel,’ Kyrgios shouted.
Kyrgios was hit with a code violation for an obscenity before finally getting the towel from a ball boy after 20 minutes of play.