Nick Kyrgios Tanks Away Match In Shanghai, Gets Booed Off Court [Video]
Nick Kyrgios was at it again earlier today at the Shanghai Masters. Playing a second round match against qualifier Mischa Zverev the trouble Australian all but gave up in a 6-3, 6-1 loss.
After, the Kyrgios, who admitted to being “bored” during the match, went after the crowd for booing him.
“I feel like if they knew what they were talking about they’d be on the tennis court and being successful,” Kyrgios said. “I can’t really understand it at all. They don’t know what I’m going through.
“If you don’t like it, I didn’t ask you to come watch. Just leave. If you’re so good at giving advice and so good at tennis, why aren’t you as good as me? Why aren’t you on the Tour?
“I don’t owe you anything. Doesn’t affect how I sleep at night.”
This latest meltdown comes just days after Kyrgios won the Tokyo title beating David Goffin.
“I guess that’s why I’m trying to work on being able to be consistent every week,” he added. “Just took the easy way out tonight and obviously didn’t show up at all.
“Just tough. I mean, you’ve got a guy who is pretty hungry to get back in the top 100. He played well, as well. At the same time, you know, it was just tough for me to do anything right. I mean, I just struggled in every aspect today.”
Chair ump Ali Nili had to get involved. “Nick, you can’t play like that. It’s just not professional. This is a professional tournament,” he told Kyrgios who also received a code violation and will surely be fined for the lack of effort.
Kyrgios stands in the hunt for the ATP finals in London, but said he didn’t care about the event.
The 21-year-old later went to twitter to offer an apology for his behavior.
Not good enough today on many levels, I'm better than that. I can go on about excuses but there are none. Sorry #StillAWorkInProgress 🙏🏽😢😞
— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) October 12, 2016
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