Nick Kyrgios smashed two rackets, cursed at umpire in another epic meltdown



It’s deja vu all over again for Nick Kyrgios.

During the second round of the Cincinnati Masters on Wednesday, Kyrgios was denied a bathroom break from chair umpire Fergus Murphy. Kyrgios decided to take one anyway and headed to the tunnel with two rackets. When he returned? He had two broken rackets after smashing them.

That wasn’t all. He apparently shouted expletives at Murphy, calling him an “(expletive) tool.” Murphy also warned him with a time violation during the match, and Kyrgios lit into the umpire between games.

Here’s footage of the post-warning rant:

Here’s the racket break:

And the moment he lost to opponent Karen Kachanov in three sets:

Kyrgios’s talent is undeniable — he just won the Citi Open earlier in the month. But once again, he can’t seem to get out of his own way with umpires and with his opponents.

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