Nick Kyrgios has once again cemented his reputation as one of modern tennis’s brats after smashing up not one, not two but THREE of his rackets during the Cincinnati Masters.
The Australian was playing unseeded 19-year-old Croatian Borna Coric and after losing the first set on a tie break 7-6, Kyrgios levelled things up by taking the second set 6-4.
But indiscipline hampered his performance, and he squandered several chances to progress to the third round and managed to eventually lose the decider in another tie break.
And during a change of ends in the midst of the tense final set, Kyrgios lost his temper and aggressively took his frustration out on his expensive equipment:
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Kyrgios should have been at Cincinnati after coming off the Olympic Games but he pulled out of Rio in June having accused the Australian Olympic Committee of “unfair and unjust treatment” after its chef de mission, Kitty Chiller, had put him “on watch” because of his bad behaviour.
He also caught some headlines back in June when he was knocked out of Wimbledon by Andy Murray and then claimed he didn’t love the sport.
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