Another tournament, another Nick Kyrgios meltdown.
That could be how you start every article about the Australian tennis star who has made a habit out of voicing his frustration on the court and berating umpires.
At the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championships in Houston, Texas, frustration boiled over once again for Kyrgios during his semifinal loss to Reilly Opelka.
Kyrgios was upset with a missed call and began arguing with the ump before receiving a point penalty for profanity.
“F***! How are you not calling it? It’s an absolute joke,” Kyrgios said.
Another meltdown from Nick Kyrgios at an umpire. It’s getting ridiculous. The ATP has let this go on for far too long. It’s not just Kyrgios and there’s always been scenes like this but they’re so common now, it’s a blight on the sport. #Tennis #ATPpic.twitter.com/SD0se9o4zA
— Mark Gottlieb (@MarkGottlieb) April 9, 2022
In Houston SF Nick Kyrgios at 5-5 30-15 loses point on what looked like a missed call then gets upset because no Hawkeye & can't challenge then swears at 30-40 gets point penalty to get broken…goes on to lose match to Opelka.. Umpire admits he may have missed call #ATP #USClay pic.twitter.com/sjOMOX3aG1
— John Horn (@SportsHorn) April 9, 2022
The 26-year-old was previously fined a total of $60,000 for incidents at Indian Wells and the Miami Open.
Opelka, meanwhile, advanced to Sunday’s final where he faces fellow American John Isner.