Nick Kyrgios is now 24 years of age, yet he still hasn’t learned how to act on the tennis court, as we learned during his most recent match, against Karen Khachanov at the Cincinnati Masters.
Kyrgios lost in straight sets — 6-7, 7-6, 6-2 — in a match that was never even close. He began griping about it to chair umpire Fergus Murphy in the second set, complaining that the pace was too slow, and that it needed to be sped up.
He was eventually warned, but he continued to have some words, until he lost the final point, when he decided to smash two of his racquets. Not only that, as he walked by Murphy’s chair, he refused to shake the umpire’s hand, and then called him a “f—-ing tool.”
Grow up, Kyrgios.