The misbehavior displayed by Nick Kyrgios upon losing his service game in the third set on the courts on Rome been cumbersome for him, as he was defaulted from his second-round match against Casper Ruud at the Italian Open 2019.
But Kyrgios eventually lost his cool completely in the final set when the umpire handed him a game penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct.
"His response was to kick out at a water bottle before throwing a chair onto the court, packing his bag and then storming off court, shouting I am fucking done" Kyrgios was automatically disqualified with Ruud winning 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 2-1 to advance to the third round against former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro.
Ruud was leading the match, 6-3 6-7 (5) 2-1, at the time of Kyrgios' disqualification. He won't say anything bad, he'll credit the opponent - "he competed well today, he's a great player", but then as soon as I beat him, it's just like "he has no respect for me, my fans and no respect for the game" - and I'm just like 'what are you talking about?'
Kyrgios also revealed that he now gets on with Swiss major victor Stan Wawrinka, but still considers the "Kokkinakis banged your girlfriend" sledging scandal to be "hilarious", although he says he would never do it again. Simply because I've played him twice and, I'm sorry, but if you can't beat me, you're not the greatest of all time.
"He was getting more and more angry".
"I don't think he should be suspended, personally, because he walked off the court", said the Swiss.
He was fined $US12,500 and given a suspended 28-day ban.
"It was very tight and I got lucky again", a delighted Federer said in a courtside interview. I mean, that's not enough for me.
"Because if you look at my day-to-day routine and how much I train and how much I put in, it's zero compared to him".
Nick Kyrgios has lashed out at Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic, who he accused of having a "sick obsession" with being liked.
Discussing Nadal, the 17-time Grand Slam victor, Krygios accused him of "lacking respect" and being "super salty", before saying: "When he wins, it's fine".
"I'll let others, officials, decide that", Djokovic said.
Nadal gave his best to recover in such a short time but Federer took advantage of the circumstances to score a 6-4, 6-4 triumph in an hour and 26 minutes and become the first Madrid champion at Caja Magica. And he didn't hold back on the latter two after praising Federer.
The 22-year-old Coric was playing his only match of the day and appeared fresher than the 37-year-old Federer at times. He was also fined an extra £20,000 for his misdemeanours and told...
Kyrgios also called fellow Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis his "brother", said Federer was the undisputed G.O.A.T.