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Ill-tempered Kyrgios kicked out of Italian Open

May 16, 2019 20:34 IST

The frustrated 24-year-old shook hands with his opponent and the umpire before he strode off the court, effectively defaulting himself from the contest.

Nick Kyrgios reacts after throwing a chair onto the court during his match against Norway's Casper Ruud on Thursday

IMAGE: Nick Kyrgios reacts after throwing a chair onto the court during his match against Norway's Casper Ruud on Thursday. Photograph: Twitter

Nick Kyrgios was defaulted from his second round Italian Open clash against Norway's Casper Ruud on Thursday after the hot-headed Australian hurled a chair on to the court.

World No 36 Kyrgios was given a code violation for 'unsportsmanlike conduct' after being broken early in the third set. Having already been handed a code violation earlier in the match, the latest outburst meant the umpire also handed him a game penalty.

 

This prompted an angry Kyrgios to slam his racket into the ground, kick a water bottle before he tossed a chair towards the centre of the court.

The frustrated 24-year-old shook hands with his opponent and the umpire before he strode off the court, effectively defaulting himself from the contest.

Ruud was leading 6-3, 6-7(5), 2-1 when Kyrgios was disqualified and will face Juan Martin del Potro in the third round.

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