‘If You Hit a Ball at a Kid..’ – Nick Kyrgios Adds More Fire to the On-Going French Open Debate With a Completely Different Take on Doubles Pair’s Disqualification

Published 06/06/2023, 1:26 AM EDT

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If you have ever watched Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios play, you are certainly aware of the aggressive side that he exhibits while competing. He has repeatedly thrown his rackets and balls into the air in an effort to let out his rage. Recently, the 27-year-old tennis star discussed a frustrating event that occurred with another tennis player during this year’s French Open.

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During the tournament, a crying ball kid incident turned out to be a disastrous memory for a doubles pair. While Indonesian Aldila Sutjiadi and Japanese Miyu Kato were playing in the third round of the women’s doubles., unknowingly, Kato hit a ball girl, creating a huge problem for the doubles duo.

Nick Kyrgios gives a new perspective to the controversial doubles  disqualification 

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The 2022 Wimbledon finalist is currently out of the tennis circuit because of a knee injury. However, he is quite active with whatever is going on in the tennis world. And recently, the Bad Boy of tennis shared his views on the default decision on Sutjiadi and Kato. Along with that, he added fuel to the fire by sharing a totally new perspective on the doubles pair’s disqualification.

Kyrgios took to his Twitter account to point out the problem. He wrote, “All around the world, whether it be having people chanting your name, idolizing you, getting booed at, it’s always going to be a factor in sport. Why are we having so many people complain about it? Also, it’s not about the intent, if you a hit a ball at a kid it’s a default.”

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While ‘Wild Thing’ is not new to these kinds of acts, he himself has shown different frustrating acts on the tennis court. Nonetheless, the ball hit by Kato was a mistake. And there is a lot of debate going on about whether it should be considered a default or not.

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Well, last year during the Indian Wells, the Australian tennis player went through the same kind of situation.

When Nick Kyrgios almost hit a ball kid 

The 2022 Wimbledon finalist did something similar last year when he faced Rafael Nadal in the tournament’s quarterfinals, but he didn’t receive a default at that time. The 27-year-old tennis player was so furious after losing to the Spaniard that he snapped his racket, nearly striking a ball kid in the process.

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He avoided any sort of default, though, because the matter was well under control. But after the game, he found that ball kid on social media and apologized for what had happened, explaining that it had just happened out of rage.

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Pratishtha Prakash

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Pratishtha Prakash is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media and Journalism from MIT ADT University, Pune. Being a sports enthusiast, she has been following varied sports like tennis, cricket and Esports from her childhood.
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