Nick Kyrgios lost his first round match at the Madrid Open 2019 against Jan-Lennard Struff. The Australian’s started the clay court season abruptly in Madrid. Struff defeated world no. 34 in straight sets 7-6, 6-4. Nick Kyrgios will certainly struggle to get a seed at the Roland Garros 2019 if he does not perform well at the Rome Masterps.
Nick Kyrgios again made it to the headlines with some of his bizarre appearances on court. The 24-year-old was again booed from the crowd after he bombed 3 underarm services in the match. The Australian first tried to check Struff before faking the unorthodox serve on another attempt.
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) May 5, 2019
The first outburst came in after Struff won a point to serve for the set with Nick Kyrgios breaking the racket in frustration. He was also awarded by a warning from the chair umpire following his actions on the court.
Nick Kyrgios casual behavior continued as he strangely appeared to have a backpack and two rackets instead of his regular tennis kitbag.
As soon as Nick Kyrgios lost the match, he rushed to send a text on the phone. He once again attracted criticism for taking out his phone after the match matched, smiling as he sends the text on the mobile phone. It seemed that Nick Kyrgios did not take his match seriously, looking at his overall efforts in the match and his behavior on the court.
— John Horn (@SportsHorn) May 5, 2019
Nick Kyrgios played his first match after losing to Borna Coric in the round of 16 of the Miami Open held in March.
Kyrgios will get another chance to practice on the clay court before participating at the Rome Masters and Roland Garros. The Australian got a wild card entry in the doubles event of Madrid Open, partnering with compatriot Bernard Tomic. The pair will face the eighth-seeded, John Peers and Finn Henri Kontinen on Tuesday.
The criticism didn’t seem to abash Kyrgios as he responds to his critics on Twitter. “Unfortunately sport is entertainment”, Nick responded to a Twitter post criticizing the wild card entry of the Australian pair.
Unfortunately sport is entertainment. https://t.co/m0fZrti0wo
— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) May 5, 2019
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