‘Waited So Many Times for Rafa’ – Nick Kyrgios Lashes Out in Frustration After a Time Violation Against Stefanos Tsitsipas

Published 06/15/2022, 11:31 AM EDT
Mar 29, 2022; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Nick Kyrgios (AUS) argues with chair umpire Carlos Bernardes (not pictured) after being assessed a point penalty during the first set tiebreaker against Jannik Sinner (ITA)(not pictured) in a fourth round men’s singles match in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Today at the Halle Open, Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas had another feisty match. Again, Nick Kyrgios showed frustration at the end of the first, as he broke another racket. After receiving a code violation, he received another violation for almost imitating Rafael Nadal.

In the second set, Kyrgios took too much time, which forced the chair umpire to give the Aussie player a time violation. Clearly, he did not like it, as he brought Nadal’s example to the chair umpire.

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Nick Kyrgios brings Rafael Nadal’s example during Stefanos Tsitsipas match at Halle Open

After losing the first set 7-5, Kyrgios took an early lead in the second set, as he broke the Greek player. In the third game, Tsitsipas was ready to serve, but had to wait as Kyrgios took a long time. After receiving a time violation, Kyrgios asked for the supervisor. Also, he said, “This happens every match, I waited so many times for Rafa.”

In the past, many players complained to the chair umpire about Nadal taking too much time during matches. Kyrgios himself complained many times about the same incident. Now, he was clearly upset with the adversity of the chair umpire. Also, he pointed out the covid factor, as ball kids don’t approach players with towels anymore. You can watch the video below.

Despite the heated exchange with the chair umpire and the supervisor, Kyrgios kept his cool and won the second set 6-2.

Kyrgios breaks his racket yet again

After losing the first set, Kyrgios let his frustration out by breaking a racket yet again. As a result, he received a code violation from the chair umpire. Check out the video below.

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Watch This Story: Nick Kyrgios’ uncontrollable rant at the chair Umpire at the Miami Open 2022

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Recently at the Stuttgart Open, the Australian tennis player did a similar thing during the semi-final match against British tennis star Andy Murray. After losing the first set in a tie-break, Kyrgios again became frustrated and broke his racket.

Apart from that, he also had a few arguments with some of the crowd members who allegedly said some nasty things to him. Eventually, he lost the match in two sets and missed his chance to play in the final of the Stuttgart Open.

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Debkinkar Maity

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Debkinkar Maity is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. His desire to become a sports journalist inspired him to take up a degree in journalism and mass communication, and he hasn't looked back ever since. Following the sport for over a decade now, Debkinkar has an ardent love for Roger Federer.

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