Sunday March 13th, 2016

Nick Kyrgios was ousted in the second round at Indian Wells on Saturday, and he didn’t go quietly.

After falling behind 3-2 to Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the second set, Kyrgios was docked a point by a line umpire for using “the F word.” The 20-year-old then appealed to the chair umpire, claiming that he never used the word.

“What the f--- just happened?” Kyrgios asked. “I didn’t say anything.”

“One more bad thing happens and I’m not playing” he added.

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The match was Kyrgios’s first since missing Australia’s Davis Cup loss to the United States due to illness. The incident comes just a month after he was suspended 28 days for making derogatory comments about Stan Wawrinka’s girlfriend in August. He was also fined $25,000.

The Australian is also at the center of a feud with Davis Cup teammate Bernard Tomic, who accused Kyrgios of faking the illness that kept him out of the competition.

Ramos-Vinolas went on to win 7-6 (7-4) 7-5.

– Kenny Ducey

 

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