Nick Kyrgios defaulted from the Italian Open after throwing a chair on the court.

By Scooby Axson
May 16, 2019

Nick Kyrgios's temper got the best of him once again as he went into a rage at the Italian Open on Thursday, throwing a chair and promptly getting disqualified from his match.

During the third set of his second-round match with Casper Ruud, with the score level at 1–1, the Australian was given a game penalty for swearing.

After slamming his racket, Kyrgios kicked a water bottle before flinging a chair across the court.

Kyrgios's default sent Rudd to the third round, where he'll take on Juan Martin del Potro.

Kyrgios made waves earlier this week for critical comments about Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. 

"I just feel like he has a sick obsession with wanting to be liked. He just wants to be like Roger," Kyrgios said on the No Challenges Remaining podcast when asked about Djokovic. "I feel like he just wants to be liked so much, that I just can't stand him. This whole celebration thing that he does, it's like so cringeworthy."

As for Nadal:

"He's just my polar opposite, like literally my polar opposite. And he's super salty." Kyrgios told the NCR podcast. "When he wins, it's fine. He won't say anything bad, he'll credit the opponent - 'he competed well today, he's a great player."

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