Nick Kyrgios is out of another competition and facing more criticism once again after he was beaten by Andreas Seppi at the Australian Open today.
The tennis star went into the competition as one of Australia’s best hopes for success, but he’s made it to just the second round with today’s defeat.
And it wasn’t just a straight-forward loss.
Kyrgios and Seppi battled in a five-set match which saw the Italian come back from two sets down to win 1-6 6-7 (1-7) 6-4 6-2 10-8.
The Aussie star was also up to his usual antics too, given two warnings for swearing and racquet abuse, before Sepp finally put him out his misery.
It’s not the first time this has happened with Kyrgios, who received criticism from John McEnroe for his performance today, as he’s just off the back of a ban for not trying at the Shanghai Masters last year.
But he looked slightly apologetic as he faced the press after the match:
At just 21, Kyrgios has plenty of time to turn it around and possesses the talent to make a big impact in the game.
But he has to make some big chances quickly, including the appointment of a coach he can work with to improve.