‘It cost me the f***ing set!’ – Nick Kyrgios erupts in Toronto
Nick Kyrgios displayed a dramatic outburst in his match with Reilly Opelka, fuming at the chair umpire about a crucial call.
The Australian came up against the American giant in the first round of the Toronto Masters, and a first tour meeting between the two.
Kyrgios secured the opening set 6-4, and looked strong in the second as the pair battled to a tiebreak.
Then, at 4-4 on the Opelka serve, a Kyrgios return barely made it back over the net, which Opelka then put away, while precariously close to the net.
Close call at a crucial time 😬
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Opelka was awarded the point, before Kyrgios went 6-4 down and double-faulted to hand Opelka the set.
“What are you watching?” Kyrgios furiously asked the umpire at the sit down. “I saw his foot touch the net and you’re not going to call it.
“What else could you be watching, bro? I can see his foot touch the net from where I am, and you don’t call anything. It’s a joke, bro. It cost me the f***ing set. Bulls***.”
Opelka went on to claim a first Canadian Masters win 6-4 in the third, while Kyrgios will have to wait until Cincinnati for another shot at a win.
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