ATP staff couldn't find Nick Kyrgios for media duties after Shanghai exit

Tanya Simon
October 11, 2018

"You have no right to tell me that it's poor", he told the French official.

Woodbridge felt it was a pity that Kyrgios couldn't skip Shanghai - a compulsory Masters Series event - given it was the third successive year in which the Australian had gone out of the tournament in controversial fashion.

Dumusois told Kyrgios a point early in the second set "was really borderline", which prompted a fiery response from the Australian who reacted by saying "I don't care".

Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios has found himself in hot water yet again, following a freaky outburst at the Shanghai Rolex Masters. for the fourth year in a row.

Kyrgios was fined after he stormed off mid-way through his first-round exit in the event previous year, while in 2016 he argued with spectators and was accused of giving away points in another defeat.

The Shanghai Masters has been a particularly unhappy hunting ground for Kyrgios over the years, with this being the fourth year in a row that he has stoked controversy at the competition.

"But there is still a process in place that he needs to do like any other player needs to go through in order to be successful", he added.

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Sam Querrey and Taylor Fritz both won in straight sets at the Shanghai Masters on Monday, setting up a second-round match between the Americans.

The Australian, who at times appeared largely disinterested in his 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 loss to American qualifier Bradley Klahn, engaged in a heated argument with chair umpire Damien Dumusois over the comment.

The Swede climbing down from his chair in NY to have a lengthy chat with Kyrgios when he was showing little effort as he trailed by a set and 3-0 down against Pierre-Hugues Herbert. "He gets exhausted and then it's regrettable for him".

"There's a way of playing tennis on a tennis court".

Kyrgios made no initial public comment after his defeat to qualifier Klahn, but has previously spoken of his intent to learn from Federer.

Lahyani was suspended from his next two scheduled tournaments after trying to encourage Kyrgios during a match at the US Open.

"But I think, you know, just the way he goes about things, I could take a leaf out of his book".

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