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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 after walking off the court smash two rackets and phoning an umpire a”f***ing tool”
After winning the opening series into his three-set defeat by Russia’s Karen Khachanov on Wednesday at the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati, Kyrgios was struck with some time violation in the second group for shooting too long between functions.
While seated between games, he uttered:”That’s hilarious, if Rafa (Nadal) performs that quick I’m benefitting from tennis.
“Total crap… disgrace. Get me some footage of Rafa playing that quick, that match.
“If you’re able to get any of that I will close my mouth never speak again.”
Following Khachanov won the second set 7-6 (7-4), he called umpire Fergus Murphy”the eldest Dean ***ing ref ever, the worst ref in the game.
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Walking off
Shortly after his outburst Kyrgios chose a toilet break which Murphy, citing not enough time remaining at the changeover, had denied him permission to take.
Having left the courtroom with 2 rackets, cameras captured the entire world 27 breaking them prior to making his way back to the court.
Following the defeat, Kyrgios called Murphy a”f***ing tool” and spat to the court in the chair umpire’s leadership prior to leaving.
Kyrgios seems likely to be seeded to the US Open starting on August 26.
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Maybe not the first time
This is not the first time Kyrgios has voiced his displeasure at umpire Murphy’s decision making.
Fourteen days ago, at the Washington Open, the Australian stirred together with Murphy, before going on to win the tournament.
Kyrgios has a lengthy record of bad behavior on courtroom.
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He had been fined in May after he kicked a bottle, threw his racket onto the ground and hurled a seat in the final set of a game at the Open.
He was fined 13,766 lbs ($16,670) for unsportsmanlike behaviour at Queen’s in June.

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