Tennis star Nick Kyrgios is renowned for his expletive-laden rants and his latest court appearance, at the Miami Open, proved no different as the 23-year-old let rip at an umpire.
Kyrgios, who is currently ranked number 33 in the world, blasted the chair umpire following his most recent defeat in a doubles match on Sunday, having paired up with American player Taylor Fritz.
The pair were beaten by Portugal’s Joao Sousa and Guido Pella from Argentina who won a deciding tiebreak 10-8 after the match was locked with each pair having claimed a set each.
Canberra-born star Kyrgios shook hands with his opponents immediately after the clash, before launching into an explosive row aimed at the chair umpire, which was caught on video and promptly shared on social media.
In the clip, Kyrgios can be heard shouting: “What the f**k is wrong with you? You’re a disgrace. Youre a f**king disgrace.”
Then, in true Kyrgios style, he smashed his racquet by throwing it off the ground before turning his attention towards the crowd.
“Do you think that’s alright,” he asked spectators. “Do you think that’s alright? Yes or no? Yes or no? Just give me the answer. He’s a disgrace.
“I come out and give 100 per cent and I have to deal with idiots like him. Does he get fined for his mistakes? It’s rubbish, man.”
Earlier this month the controversial player lost 6-4 6-4 to German Philip Kohlschreiber at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.
During the match, Kyrgios struggled and even slipped over several times. Letting the frustration get to him at one point, the 23-year-old smashed his racquet in front of a packed arena.
Later in the match, he was spotted throwing his shoes into the audience during the break between sets. By this point, he’d already put another pair of shoes on his feet.
People were quick to call him out for his behaviour at the time, with one person tweeting: “He needs to learn respect.” Another said: “Hope he didn’t break anyone’s teeth.”
A third user added: “Such a tool! Time to grow up!”