ATP Rome: Nick Kyrgios throws chair and gets defaulted against Ruud!


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ATP Rome: Nick Kyrgios throws chair and gets defaulted against Ruud!

Just a day after that intriguing podcast where he said some interesting things about Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Fernando Verdasco and others, Nick Kyrgios has managed to steal the show on the court as well on the packed Thursday as well.

Following the first round win over the 12th seed Daniil Medvedev in three sets when he kept his focus through the most of the clash, Nick couldn't control his temper against the young Norwegian at the beginning of the third set to produce his dark side once again and gets defaulted!

Ruud grabbed the opening set in strong fashion, losing only six points on serve and breaking the Aussie in game two after an underarm serve that didn't go well for Kyrgios. Nick managed to stay in the second set after getting broken in game seven, pulling the break back in the very next game and taking the tie break 7-5 with a service winner to set the deciding set and give the crowd something to cheer about.

Kyrgios even stole Casper's serve at the beginning of the decider when his problems started to erupt, talking to the supervisor Gerry Armstrong after the fourth point of the second game and getting broken when his forehand landed miles away from the court.

The Aussie started to argue with someone in the stands for moving while he was serving, got a game penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct, threw down his racquet and a small chair to the middle of the court. After that, he packed his racquet and sneakers, shook hands with Ruud and umpire and left the court, receiving a default and securing the front pages of all the significant tennis media in the next couple of hours.