Former world No. 1 Andy Murray trolled rising star Nick Kyrgios on Instagram by asking him when will he announce Mohamed Lahyani as his new coach. The 23-year-old defeated Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the US Open second round 4-6 7-6 (6) 6-3 6-0 on Thursday.
The Australian was trailing 6-4 3-0 when chair umpire Lahyani got down from his chair to talk with him. Shortly after, No. 30 seed Kyrgios found his game as he stole the second set from Herbert and won the following two sets to book a place in the third round.
Many immediately questioned whether Lahyani -- one of the best chair umpires in the world -- was allowed to do something like that. The Australian defended Lahyani after the match as he said the chair umpire only wanted to check out if he was OK.
After his win over Herbert, Kyrgios posted a picture of himself on Instagram. Murray, who has a history of Instagram trolling with Kyrgios, wrote in the comment section: "When (are) you going to announce Mohamed Lahyani as your new coach?" World No.
9 Dominic Thiem also commented on the post: "Andy Murray you are a legend."
Four-time ATP champion Kyrgios is set to meet next No.
2 seed Roger Federer. The Australian and the Swiss will be clashing against each other for the fourth time when they meet in the US Open third round. The head-to-head record stands on Federer's side, who leads 2-1. Also read: Vasek Pospisil: It felt like sauna, I threw up couple of times