Nick Kyrgios was asked when he was going to ‘play f—— tennis ‘ by his opponent Steve Johnson during their US Open first round match on Wednesday morning.
The flashpoint came when Kyrgios, who ultimately won the match 6-3, 7-6, 6-4, berated the umpire towards the end of the second set after a woman trying to get to her seat entered his line of sight as he went to serve. Kyrgios asked if the woman was alright and then questioned the umpire – Britain’s James Keothavong – for not intervening.
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