Published: Thu, October 11, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Kyrgios suffers another early Shanghai exit

Kyrgios suffers another early Shanghai exit

Past year in Shanghai, having received a warning for smashing two balls out of court in frustration, Kyrgios marched off midway through his first-round match against Steve Johnson. Federer warns Kyrgios Roger Federer warned temperamental Australian Nick Kyrgios on Tuesday that he would never fulfil his potential without the work ethic to go with his talent.

In 2016, he was banned for eight tournament weeks and fined a total of $41,500 after he was beaten 6-3, 6-1 by Mischa Zverev in a second-round match in which Kyrgios put in a series of half-hearted serves and appeared to be walking off court before the unseeded German had returned the ball to him.

The 23-year-old was on the end of a surprise loss to the American qualifier Bradley Klahn, the world number 104 winning 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Dumusois called Kyrgios out for lackluster play at one point, saying his efforts were "really borderline" during the second set.

Nick Kyrgios was involved in an argument with umpire Damien Dumusois during his first-round exit at the Shanghai Masters... the Australian is no stranger to drama in China's biggest city.

Kyrgios had made a light-hearted post on Instagram last week about his participation in Shanghai this year.

The 33-year-old Swiss star, who has had injury problems, was defeated by 13th seed Borna Coric.

"You know exactly what I meant, Nick".

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"But there is still a process in place".

During prolonged exchanges between the pair, Kyrgios was heard saying "I don't care" and then told the umpire: "You have no right to tell me it's poor".

Shanghai is not the only scene of a Kyrgios controversy.

During last month's US Open, an umpire copped a ban after he gave Kyrgios a weird mid-match pep talk.

"When he has to go somewhere and that isn't the case, we see him a little jaded and we see him play the way that he did".

A 22-time grand slam champion - in double and mixed doubles - and former Davis Cup coach, Woodbridge said Kyrgios should next year try to focus his energies on the majors. Scheduling is huge for him.

Lahyani was suspended from his next two scheduled tournaments after trying to encourage Kyrgios during a match at the US Open.

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