Kyrgios suffers another early Shanghai exit

Kyrgios was unhappy at being warned by the umpire for a lack of effort in his defeat in three sets against Klahn yesterday

Kyrgios was unhappy at being warned by the umpire for a lack of effort in his defeat in three sets against Klahn yesterday

Nick Kyrgios's effort is under the microscope again after an umpire suggested a point during his first-round Shanghai Masters defeat was "really borderline".

The Australian, who at times appeared largely disinterested in his three-set loss to American qualifier Bradley Klahn on Monday fired back by telling chair umpire Damien Dumusois he "didn't care" for his opinion and "you have no right to tell me that it's poor". "I'm actually stronger. I feel stronger", Tsitsipas told the ATP's official website. You realise that, right?

The two continued to discuss at the following change of ends as the Australian questioned whether the umpire meant borderline good or bad.

"You know exactly what I meant, Nick".

"When he's fresh we don't see him "leave the court" so to speak where his eyes wander; when he's playing fresh he's got the opponents in his sights".

At another moment Kyrgios served an ace past Klahn and asked Dumusois: "Was that borderline poor?".

"I think it's really up to him where he wants to go and what his potential really holds", the 20-time Grand Slam victor said. "But when they get aced ... it's fine right, they walk side to side, it's fine", Kyrgios ranted to his box.

More news: Vikas Bahl’s Notice To Anurag Kashyap & Vikramaditya Motwane; States Them As Opportunists
More news: 'Most destructive storm to hit the Florida panhandle in decades'
More news: That's wife! Century maker Hafeez reveals Test return inspiration

"I could literally just say I couldn't play after that because I just felt put down".

The Shanghai Masters has been a particularly unhappy hunting ground for Kyrgios over the years, with this being the fourth year in a row that he has stoked controversy at the competition.

He was fined previous year after walking off the court during his first-round match.

Nick Kyrgios left the court, phone in hand.

And in 2015, he was fined USD1,500 for using obscenities during a match and calling the event a "circus".

During his second-round match at the US Open in August, Kyrgios was given a pep-talk by umpire Mohamed Lahyani when he was trailing Pierre-Hugues Herbert by a set and a break.

Kyrgios, who this week lost his status as Australia's No. 1 to 33rd-ranked Alex de Minaur, has a chequered history in Shanghai.

Recommended News

  • Google Pixel 3 First impressions

    Google Pixel 3 First impressions

    The new large-sized displays and other features of the smartphones are definitely the aspects that will draw maximum attention. The phones mirror an industry trend toward lusher, bigger screens and add twists on the camera for better pictures.
    Classic Zelda on Nintendo Switch Online gets easier with special save data

    Classic Zelda on Nintendo Switch Online gets easier with special save data

    Metroid , the classic that started it all for the series, will make its debut, along with Mighty Bomb Jack and TwinBee . There's also a "more difficult" Second Quest awaiting you if you complete it.
    Music surprising star of American Music Awards

    Music surprising star of American Music Awards

    The singer racked up wins for favourite pop/rock album for " reputation ", tour of the year , and artist of the year . Host Tracee Ellis Ross also showed her support for voting, wearing an "I Am A Voter" shirt.
  • Lana Del Rey Goes HARD After Azealia Banks On Twitter!

    Lana Del Rey Goes HARD After Azealia Banks On Twitter!

    If you doubted Del Ray may have been about that action with Banks she also told her she had the address to pull up. Last night, Del Rey made a decision to finally clap back at Banks with a handful of serious tweets.
    Independents Disapprove of Dems' Treatment of Kavanaugh — CNN Poll

    Independents Disapprove of Dems' Treatment of Kavanaugh — CNN Poll

    While their chances in the House are still seen as good, Republicans are feeling better about the upper chamber. The party that holds the White House typically loses seats in midterm congressional elections.

    DC Comics hires James Gunn after Disney fires him

    There's still no release date set for Suicide Squad 2 , but Warner Bros . now has 5th June, 2020 reserved for an unnamed DC movie. Fresh off his Marvel firing, James Gun is reportedly in talks to write and potentially direct DC's Suicide Squad sequel.
  • Time Is Running Out To Control Climate Change, U.N. Report Says

    Time Is Running Out To Control Climate Change, U.N. Report Says

    And that would have the side benefit of avoiding more than 100 million premature deaths through this century, the report said . While the United Nations panel says technically that's possible, it saw little chance of the needed adjustments happening.
    Takeaways from the UN's Startling Climate Report

    Takeaways from the UN's Startling Climate Report

    The climate change is real and it is illustrated by the heat wave conditions spreading like a plague in India and Pakistan. The report also notes that "any remaining emissions would need to be balanced by removing Carbon dioxide from the air".
    India expected to keep buying Iranian oil despite sanctions by US

    India expected to keep buying Iranian oil despite sanctions by US

    India had planned to import about 25 MT of crude oil from Iran in 2018-19, up from 22.6 MT imported in 2017-18. Paying in rupee is an option. "Even without sanctions also, Iran had been accepting payments in rupee".
  • Matches and Training Too, He Demands Lots - Liverpool Star On Jurgen Klopp

    Matches and Training Too, He Demands Lots - Liverpool Star On Jurgen Klopp

    Barkley was part of the 2014 World Cup squad as a 20-year-old but he now feels like he has matured as a footballer and is back where he belongs after being called up for the UEFA Nations League games against Croatia and Spain.
    Here's every device Google launched at its Made By Google event

    Here's every device Google launched at its Made By Google event

    Numerous details about the Google Pixel Slate have already been revealed to the world thanks to an appearance on Geekbench. There have been so many leaks of Google's hardware over the last month or so that we know most of what's coming.
    PlayStation Network online ID change feature coming in early 2019

    PlayStation Network online ID change feature coming in early 2019

    Users will be able to change their PlayStation Network Online ID as many times as they want during the preview program. PlayStation have officially confirmed that the ability to change your PSN username is coming, after years of demand.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.