Controversy Grips Shanghai Masters as 26YO Australian Tennis Player’s Obnoxious Act on Match Point Lands Him in The Soup, Nick Kyrgios Reacts

Published 10/03/2023, 5:20 AM EDT

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In the world of tennis, emotions often run high. Players invest immense physical and mental energy into each match, and the pressure can sometimes lead to moments of frustration.  While the game offers moments of joy, there are some moments that can bring out the worst in the players. Such was the case during Marc Polmans’ qualifying match in Shanghai Masters when an unfortunate incident unfolded.

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The Australian, who was well on course to secure a main round appearance at Shanghai had to unfortunately bow out of the tournament. The reason behind this was his untimed frustration which affected the officials who led the match.

Marc Polmans disqualified from the Shanghai Masters after hitting the umpire

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Polmans, facing off against Stefano Napolitano, had already claimed the first set with a hard-fought 7-6 victory. The second set was tightly contested, with both players locked at 6-6, creating a tense situation on the court. With match point in his favor, Polmans found himself on the brink of victory. However, the pressure appeared to get the better of him.

After losing a crucial point, Polmas became very frustrated as he launched the ball with great force. The ball went straight to the chair umpire and hit him. After the incident happened, he was given a straight disqualification from the game which saw his dominant run come to an end.

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It was a costly display of emotions for Polmans, who eventually had to bow out of the tournament as he paid the price for hitting the umpire. As soon as the incident went viral, tennis players and fans were quick to spark their opinions about the matter that exploded.

Nick Kyrgios, the Australian professional tennis player came ahead and sparked his own opinion on the ongoing debate while confirming the amount of fine that he would have to pay.

Nick Kyrgios reacts to the Polmans’ controversy at the Shanghai Masters

Nick Kyrgios, known for his drasting opinions has come ahead and talked about the recent incident that was witnessed at the Shanghai Masters. Giving his opinion on the same, Nick wondered about the amount of fine that Marc Polmans would have to pay for this incident.

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“Interested to see what the fine will be all things considered (15 thousand pounds) for the bottle shake at Queens,” said Nick Kyrgios in his tweet while cheekily inquiring about the fine that the player would have to give. 

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Thus, the events that unfolded in China were completely disturbing. What would have been a main round appearance at the Shangai Masters went in vain as the player’s emotion brought out the worst in him. Also, Nick’s reaction towards the situation was a curious one as he looked to gain insights about the amount of fine that would be imposed on the player due to his actions.

Watch this story: ‘Don’t Mind Getting A Bit Dirty’ – Aussie Star Nick Kyrgios Explores The ‘Roger Federer’ Connection To Wimbledon And His Nasty Desire To Win

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Akshat Gaur

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Akshat Gaur is a Tennis Writer at EssentiallySports. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in 2021 and has been writing since then. With over two years of experience in the world of sports journalism, specifically tennis journalism, Akshat is someone who is immensely passionate about covering the ATP and the WTA Tour.
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