Nick Kyrgios leaves and refuses to continue playing after receiving a time penalty in the Australian Open warm-up event … before the tennis villain returns to defeat fellow Australian Harry Bourchier in straight sets
- Nick Kyrgios’ last win was not without controversy as he won in straight sets
- The controversial Australian left the field after a time penalty
- Kyrgios struggled with the referee’s reputation and refused to continue playing minutes later
- He eventually returned to court to defeat fellow Australian Harry Bourchier 6-2, 7-6
Nick Kyrgios refused to play for a few minutes after suffering a time injury in his 6-2, 7-6 win over fellow Australian Harry Bourchier at an Australian Open warm-up event in Melbourne.
Kyrgios fought against three target values in the second set before defeating World No. 303 Bourchier in an entertaining duel on Wednesday.
The biggest topic of conversation was that Kyrgios was banned 5-5 in the second set because he was called for a time violation.
Nick Kyrgios was furious and left after receiving a time penalty for serving
Kyrgios temporarily refused to continue playing when he criticized the chairman’s decision-making
The problem had been brewing for the whole game, and Kyrgios let go of his anger on the chair umpire for repeatedly rushing him when he went back to grab a towel and wipe off his sweat.
Kyrgios immediately refused to continue playing when he was called late in the second set for a time violation. The number 47 in the world asked to speak to the game master.
Kyrgios argued that he had already begun his serving movement when the serving clock struck zero.
The 25-year-old didn’t hold back when the supervisor arrived and described the referee as “smart a ***”.
Kyrgios called the chairman of the referee (left) a “wise A ***” and only returned to court when he received assurances from tournament organizers that he would not be punished for his behavior
“Tennis is not about the referees,” said Kyrgios. “He’s an extra to make sure everything goes smoothly.
I was on the move to serve. Every technique is different. I didn’t jump the ball. ‘
Kyrgios only agreed to continue playing when the supervisor assured him that he would not be fined.
Bourchier saved two match points in the 12th game of the second set, but blew his three setpoints in the tie break.
Holding the nerve to secure victory in 85 minutes, Kyrgios prepared for world number 25 Borna Coric in the third round of the Murray River Open.
“I just like to stick to the rules,” said Kyrgios in his post-game interview when asked about the incident involving the time code violation.
Kyrgios challenged the supervisor but returned to win in straight sets against Harry Bourchier
“I didn’t want to play until I was sure I wasn’t getting a fine because the ATP makes me pretty tough all the time. They’re punishing me with too much money.”
When asked if he believed he was on duty when the time violation was called, Kyrgios was blunt.
“Yes, that’s why I stopped,” he said.
Kyrgios produced his numerous tricks during the game, including armpits and shots between the legs. At times he was bothered by his heavily buckled left leg, but it didn’t seem to bother him as the competition progressed.