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Racket-smashing Kyrgios asks for beer

Last updated on: June 02, 2017 10:31 IST

Nick Kyrgios

IMAGE: Nick Kyrgios of Australia reacts during the men's singles second round match against Kevin Anderson of the United States. Photograph: Adam Pretty/Getty Images

Australian number one Nick Kyrgios said the disruption to his training schedule caused by the death of his grandfather had left him ill-prepared for the French Open, which he exited in a fit of petulance on Thursday.

Kyrgios started well against South African Kevin Anderson before crumbling mid-match and crashing out of the second round 5-7, 6-4, 6-1, 6-2, taking out his frustration on his rackets, one of which he smashed to pieces on a courtside cooler.

The 18th seed, who time and again failed to convert break points on Anderson's booming serve, looked resigned to his fate in the fourth set and asked a spectator to get him a beer.

“Get me a beer now,” the 22-year-old reportedly said.

Nick KyrgiosWhen a spectator responded “You’re kidding”, Kyrgios said: “I don’t think so.”

When all was said and done for Kyrgios, he headed to the locker room while doing what we all do the second we get a free moment: He checked his phone.

Kyrgios , who has also been battling hip and shoulder injuries, pulled out of the Estoril Open in late April to return to Australia after the death of his grandfather, Christos.