Published: Thu, October 11, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Nick Kyrgios rows with umpire in surprise Shanghai Masters exit

Nick Kyrgios rows with umpire in surprise Shanghai Masters exit

During the second set, Dumusois was overheard telling Kyrgios a point in the second set was "really borderline".

The Aussie looked solid in the opening set as Klahn - ranked 104 in the world - didn't look overly threatening to Kyrgios' charge. You realise that, right?

"You know exactly what I meant, Nick".

"I think it's really up to him where he wants to go and what his potential really holds", said the 20-time Grand Slam victor.

"Nick plays his best tennis when he's fresh, when he's enjoying himself and he's engaged", said Woodbridge, according to the Melbourne Age.

At another moment Kyrgios served an ace past Klahn and asked Dumusois: "Was that borderline poor?"

The 23-year-old rattled off another three aces to close out the game, pointing at the official each time.

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Kyrgios was infuriated by the French chair umpire's comment, ultimately threatening him with action.

Dumusois' comments, which appeared to suggest a lack of effort, prompted Kyrgios to respond: "I don't care. you have no right to tell me that it's poor". "I think we're two very different characters", said Kyrgios following his defeat to the Swiss at the US Open.

Raonic and Kyrgios were both ousted in three sets by Mackenzie McDonald and fellow American qualifier Bradley Klahn respectively, but 10th seed Stefanos Tsitsipas was able to progress courtesy of a 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 6-4 success over Gael Monfils.

Kyrgios was fined after he stormed off mid-way through his first-round exit in the event past year, while in 2016 he argued with spectators and was accused of giving away points in another defeat. Australia's Kyrgios has endured a nightmare time at the Chinese tournament in the past as he was hit with a suspension for eight ATP tournament weeks because of his behaviour during the second-round defeat against Mischa Zverev in 2016.

But she raised her game after losing the first set to prevail 3-6, 7-5, 6-1.

Regardless, now ranked 38, Kyrgios will need to work hard to grab a seeding for next year's Australian Open in Melbourne.

Doubles great Woodbridge says Kyrgios, who this week lost the top Australian ranking to Alex de Minaur, gets singled out.

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