Nick Kyrgios was disqualified from his Italian Open match with Casper Ruud after launching a chair onto the court.
The Australian reacted badly after receiving a recreation penalty within the closing set of his last-32 conflict with Ruud for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Kyrgios kicked the turf in disgust earlier than throwing a chair onto the court. The 24-year-old had packed his bag and begun to depart the court when he was disqualified by the umpire.
The unstable Australian participant, who had levelled the match at 1-1 after dropping the primary set, was reportedly handed the sport penalty for penalty.
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In an interview with the No Challenges Remaining podcast, Kyrgios claimed Djokovic was ‘cringeworthy’ and would by no means surpass Roger Federer by way of tennis greatness.
He stated: ‘I just feel like he’s acquired a sick obsession with eager to be favored.
‘He just wants to be Federer. I feel he wants to be liked so much that I just can’t stand him. This celebration factor is so cringeworthy.
‘He’s unbelievable, a champion of the game, one of many best we are going to ever see. I feel he’ll get the Grand Slam rely and overtake Federer.
‘[But] we’re speaking a couple of man who pulled out of the Australian Open one 12 months as a result of it was too sizzling. Irrespective of what number of Grand Slams he wins, he won’t ever be the best to me.
‘I’ve performed him twice and I’m sorry however when you can’t beat me, you can’t be the best of all time. Look at how a lot I practice and put in… it’s zero in comparison with him.
‘For me Federer will at all times be the best of all time. What Rafa has performed has been fairly scary too.
‘However Novak simply riles me the mistaken means. He at all times says what he thinks he must say somewhat than his precise opinion.
‘The celebration just kills me. Every time it does… it kills me. If I play him and beat him again, I’m doing the celebration in entrance of him [laughing]… that may be hilarious!’