Nick Kyrgios throws chair and walks off court during Rome Open match – video

Nick Kyrgios is out of the Italian Open after being defaulted in his second-round clash with Caspar Ruud.

With scores level at 6-3 6-7(5) 1-1 in the third set, Kyrgios was given a game penalty, apparently for swearing at a line judge, and promptly erupted. He slammed down his racket, kicked a water bottle and hurled a chair on to the court. The umpire called the referee to court but, before he could be officially defaulted, Kyrgios told the crowd, ‘I’m done’, packed up his bag and walked off, to loud whistles and jeers.

Kyrgios’ antics came less than a day after he laid into the sport’s biggest stars in an interview on the No Challenges Remaining podcast, saying he ‘could not stand’ Novak Djokovic and calling Rafael Nadal ‘super salty’. Kyrgios could face suspension from the ATP following this incident in Rome

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