“I Need to Take a Sh*t”: Nick Kyrgios Taunts Stefanos Tsitsipas While Arguing With Umpire at US Open 2021

Published 08/30/2021, 11:43 PM EDT
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 10, 2021 Australia’s Nick Kyrgios speaks with umpire Marijana Veljovic regarding the net during his second round match against France’s Ugo Humbert REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake


Day 1 of the US Open kicked off in an enthralling style. From dramatic outings to dominant displays, fans are loving every bit of the tournament’s high-end action. Serving a treat to their eyes, Nick Kyrgios took on Roberto Bautista Agut with some breathtaking tennis.

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It was all guns blazing when the two ATP giants took to the court. Attempting to outplay the other, neither left a stone unturned.

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Known for his eventful personality, and notably being his unapologetic self, Nick’s antics often make more headlines than his tennis. In a similar instance, early on in the game, the Australian was caught debating with the chair umpire over a towel dispute.

“I need to take a sh*t”: Nick Kyrgios

On-court, Nick Kyrgios wears his heart on his sleeve. Displaying the same, the Aussie unabashedly engaged in a rant, disagreeing with the umpire over a request. When asked to pick up his towel, Nick was displeased, as he claimed it was not his job to do so. As the umpire justified his request, claiming it was part of the game, Nick retailed over the same and taunted fellow tennis peer, Stefanos Tsitsipas.

He said, “It’s not part of the game. So texting someone’s part of the game too? Taking 20 min bathroom breaks is part of the game? I need to take a sh*t, part of the game.” 

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Nick’s comments are in relation to an enthralling battle earlier in the day, between Andy Murray and Stefanos Tsitsipas. The former World No. 1 accused the Greek of taking too much time during his bathroom breaks, hinting at some sort of misconduct. Notably, the current World No. 3 got penalized for the same.

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On the business end of things, fans stay on the edge of the seat as the drama continues to unfold. Having lost the first set already, fans await to see if a comeback is still on the cards for Nick Kyrgios. The scoreline reads 6-3 to Bautista.

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Melroy Fernandes

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Melroy Joseph Fernandes is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. A Mass Media graduate, Melroy has been a content writer for the past 6 years, curating stories for several brands, starting from his own. At the age of 17, Melroy began his writing Journey with Team BIB, an event management company for everything Art and Entertainment.

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