Watch: Kyrgios loses his cool in Halle and clashes with umpire, beats Tsitsipaso
Nick Kyrgios was involved in a heated argument with the umpire over time violations before he defeated world number six Stefanos Tsitsipas 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 in the quarter-finals of the ATP 500 Halle Open. I entered. Wednesday (June 15th). The shaky Australian was warned of taking too long to return Tsitsipas’ serve while leading 2-0 in the second set and then proceeded to call on the observer to express his displeasure.
“He said I was playing too slow – statistically I’m one of the fastest,” Kyrgios told reporters after reaching his second consecutive quarter-finals after his last-four appearance in Stuttgart last week.
“I had to go to the shore to get my towel, in the 30 celsius heat there is a thing called sweat that falls on your hands. I needed to wipe my hands and he warned me.
Here’s a look at Nick Kyrgios’s fight with the umpire…
*Warning of Time Violation Mr. Kyrgios*
Supervisor arrives, Tsitsipas keeps serving, everything is so perfect pic.twitter.com/yJT79W3U9M — Garbee|| Serena is coming (@muguruthlessN1) June 15, 2022
The 27-year-old said the capacity crowd at the OWL Arena helped him raise his game after losing the opening set to secure a third career win over the Greek Tsitsipas and continued his impressive run at Wimbledon. “The support I have received from crowds around the world is amazing. They want me to go out and do a show.”
“I am still happy to be able to produce at this level with the tournaments I play. It’s a testament to how hard I work when I’m not playing.”
Kyrgios, who is unseeded, will take on Spain’s Pablo Carreo Busta on Thursday.