Former World Number 1, Andy Murray recently spoke about the temperamental Nick Kyrgios. The Australian landed himself in trouble after yet another of his classic meltdowns. In the end, after a bout of swearing, smashed rackets and typical Nick Kyrgios behaviour, Karen Khachanov advanced to the next round.
Meanwhile, his friend, Andy Murray strongly disapproved of him behaviour, saying that it was “not good” for tennis. For his troubles, the Australian was slapped with a $113,000 fine for five separate offences.
Speaking to BBC Sport, the Briton said, “It wasn’t good, and I felt for Fergus as he shouldn’t have to put up with that.”.
Kyrgios took an unauthorised toilet break to murder two racquets by the side of the court. In addition to that, he called umpire Fergus Murphy a “tool” during Wednesday’s second-round match.
“I chatted to him a little bit last night after the match,” Andy Murray divulged. “It’s obviously up to him, and I think for the most part a couple of weeks ago in Washington [where he won his sixth ATP title], he did a good job of helping himself and using the crowd.
“But obviously this week, he went back to what he was doing before. You just hope he will figure it out, because a week like in Washington is really good for tennis, but last night isn’t. Hopefully he gets it figured out.”
Unfortunately for Kyrgios, he could land into further trouble if the ATP thinks he committed a “major offence” under the player code. If found guilty, he could face a further fine or even handed a suspension from the tour.
Following the defeat, Kyrgios participated in a practice session before making a beeline for court three. On that particular court, Murray and Feliciano Lopez were facing off against Ryan Harrison and Jack Sock in the doubles.