Nick Kyrgios Australian Open 2022

‘Do I tell him how to act?’ – Nick Kyrgios drags actor Ben Stiller into heated clash with fans

As Nick Kyrgios argued with an opinionated spectator, he bought unknowing Hollywood actor Ben Stiller into the disagreement.

Newly-crowned Australian Open doubles winner Nick Kyrgios endured a frustrating match against 21-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals of the Indian Wells Masters.

During the encounter, Krygios’ annoyances grew as the match went on with the Australian icon mainly aiming his anger at the spectators and the chair umpire Carlos Bernardes.

As Kyrgios was serving during the final deciding set, he took the time to respond to a fan airing his opinion on his play-style.

After the spectator’s shout annoyed Kyrgios, the Australian icon finally snapped and asked the fan “are you playing? Are you good at tennis?”

To which they honestly replied “no.”

Kyrgios then challenged the fan further, saying “exactly, so why are you speaking? Do I tell him how to act? No” whilst gesturing a point at renowned actor Ben Stiller, who was in attendance.

The camera then panned to an amused Stiller who was seated in the front row.

On another occasion, he was also docked a penalty point after he screamed at the crowd to “shut the f*ck up!”

Most controversially, Kyrgios also narrowly missed a ball boy when smashing his racket into the court after the match had ended. The thrown racket ricocheted off the court and went hurtling in the direction of the ball boy.

Luckily, the ball boy reacted fast enough to duck out of the way of the flying object but it still narrowly missed his head.

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Tim Farthing, Tennishead Editorial Director & Owner, has been a huge tennis fan his whole life. He's a tennis journalist and entrepreneur as well as playing tennis to a national standard. He also helps manage his local club and volunteers for his local tennis organisation. He's a specialist in content about the administration of professional tennis and tennis coaching for all levels.